Definition of shamefaced in English:

shamefaced

Syllabification: shame·faced
Pronunciation: /ˈSHāmˌfāst
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

shamefacedly

Pronunciation: /-ˌfāsidlē, -ˌfāstlē/
adverb
More example sentences
  • This space may be called, a bit shamefacedly, the ‘mud room,’ perhaps to explain why a portion of it is devoted to sticks the dogs brought home.
  • I politely refused at first, but after their urgings I finally shamefacedly admitted that I could only eat food cooked with bottled water.
  • Slowly, perhaps shamefacedly, but ever-so-reluctantly, the rich countries have heeded the message.

shamefacedness

Pronunciation: /-ˌfāsidnis/
noun
More example sentences
  • He had christened it the ‘grammatical fiction’ with that shamefacedness about the first person singular which the Party had inculcated in its disciples.

Origin

mid 16th century (in the sense 'modest, shy'): alteration of archaic shamefast, by association with face.

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