Definition of shamefaced adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌʃeɪmˈfeɪst//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʃeɪmˈfeɪst//
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feeling or looking ashamed because you have done something bad or stupid synonym sheepish a shamefaced smile She looked shamefaced. See related entries: Embarrassment Word Origin mid 16th cent. (in the sense ‘modest, shy’): alteration of archaic shamefast, by association with face.
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