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1. Indicative of shame; ashamed: a shamefaced explanation.
2. Extremely modest or shy; bashful.

[By folk etymology from obsolete shamefast, bashful, ashamed, from Middle English, from Old English sceamfæst : sceamu, shame + fæst, fixed; see fast1.]

shame′fac′ed·ly (-fā′sĭd-lē) adv.
shame′fac′ed·ness n.
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Adv.1.shamefacedly - in a shamefaced manner; "quarrels and dissensions ensued among the cast, most of whom hurriedly and shamefacedly handed over their parts to understudies"
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[ˈʃeɪmfeɪsɪdlɪ] ADVcon vergüenza, apenadamente (LAm)
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[ˈʃeɪmˌfeɪsɪdlɪ] adv (see adj) → vergognosamente, timidamente
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Day after day through a cold streak of heavens as bare and poor as the inside of a rifled safe a rayless and despoiled sun would slink shamefacedly, without pomp or show, to hide in haste under the waters.
The screams and moans that frightened you and O-Tar were voiced by Turan to drive you away from his hiding place." Shamefacedly the three left the apartment to search for O-Tar's dagger.
But he came not shamefacedly. Across his shoulders he bore a burden of fresh-killed meat.
You know I don't understand about it," said she, dropping her eyes shamefacedly.
"I suppose you know what I've come about," she said, a little shamefacedly.
He hesi- tated, then said shamefacedly, 'They don't want him to go.' 'Don't they?' I said, curiously.
I don't know how much things can really change," she replies rather shamefacedly. It's indeed an important prize, with a fairly substantial cash element, and will hopefully act as a gateway to translating her books into English -- but her twin eight-year-old boys still need their mum, and she won't be quitting her job at the PIO (she's a press officer in the Turkish Section) any time soon, either.
This is especially true in the context of the West Punjab where people's language under the influence of colonial and post-colonial project has been shamefacedly demonised and consequently kept at bay from the schools, colleges and universities like a contagion.
"They didn't find it funny or hilarious at all and there was a lot of resources and time and money that went into it," Slocum shamefacedly acknowledged in a Wednesday interview with WFLA.
And it even felt right when Probert - sheepishly, shamefacedly - showed a yellow card to a man wearing an under-shirt bearing the tribute 'FOR KHUN VICHAI'.
I expect that in due course it will be shamefacedly and unreservedly retracted but, as it turned out, I was quite grateful for it, because it led me to read up on the subject and on related personality disorders.