shamefacedness


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shame·faced

 (shām′fāst′)
adj.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shamefacedness - feeling embarrassed about yourself
embarrassment - the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public
Translations

shamefacedness

[ˈʃeɪmfeɪstnɪs] Nvergüenza f, pena f (LAm)

shamefacedness

nBetretenheit f

shamefacedness

[ˈʃeɪmˌfeɪstɪdnɪs] n (see adj) → aria vergognosa, timidezza
References in classic literature ?
Neither the one nor the other knew what it was to feel any degree of shamefacedness, or even common modesty.
Did you not from your a far country carry off a lovely woman wedded among a people of warriors--to bring sorrow upon your father, your city, and your whole country, but joy to your enemies, and hang-dog shamefacedness to yourself?
Amelia, a natural and unaffected person, had none of that artificial shamefacedness which her husband mistook for delicacy on his own part.