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Definitions of shamefaced word
- adjective shamefaced modest or bashful. 1
- adjective shamefaced showing shame: shamefaced apologies. 1
- adjective shamefaced looking ashamed 1
- adjective shamefaced If you are shamefaced, you feel embarrassed because you have done something that you know you should not have done. 0
- adjective shamefaced bashful or modest 0
- adjective shamefaced showing a sense of shame 0
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Origin of shamefaced
First appearance:before 1545
One of the 30% oldest English words
1545-55; alteration of shamefast by folk etymology; see shame, faced
Parts of speech for Shamefaced
A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 59% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 69% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.
shamefaced usage trend in Literature
Synonyms for shamefaced
- ashamed — If someone is ashamed, they feel embarrassed or guilty because of something they do or they have done, or because of their appearance.
- attritional — a reduction or decrease in numbers, size, or strength: Our club has had a high rate of attrition because so many members have moved away.
- bashful — Someone who is bashful is shy and easily embarrassed.
- chagrined — If you are chagrined by something, it disappoints, upsets, or annoys you, perhaps because of your own failure.
- guilty — having committed an offense, crime, violation, or wrong, especially against moral or penal law; justly subject to a certain accusation or penalty; culpable: The jury found her guilty of murder.
- hangdog — browbeaten; defeated; intimidated; abject: He always went about with a hangdog look.
Antonyms for shamefaced
- brazen — If you describe a person or their behaviour as brazen, you mean that they are very bold and do not care what other people think about them or their behaviour.
- flipper — a broad, flat limb, as of a seal or whale, especially adapted for swimming.
- hotshot — highly successful and aggressive: a hotshot lawyer; a hotshot account exec.
- overbold — Excessively bold.
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