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shamefacedly

shame·faced
S s

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sheym-feyst]
    • /ˈʃeɪmˌfeɪst/
    • /ˌʃeɪmˈfeɪst/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sheym-feyst]
    • /ˈʃeɪmˌfeɪst/

Definitions of shamefacedly word

  • adjective shamefacedly modest or bashful. 1
  • adjective shamefacedly showing shame: shamefaced apologies. 1

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Origin of shamefacedly

First appearance:

before 1545
One of the 30% oldest English words
1545-55; alteration of shamefast by folk etymology; see shame, faced

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Parts of speech for Shamefacedly

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

shamefacedly popularity

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 51% 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.

shamefacedly usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for shamefacedly

adverb shamefacedly

  • ashamedly — feeling shame; distressed or embarrassed by feelings of guilt, foolishness, or disgrace: He felt ashamed for having spoken so cruelly.
  • guiltily — 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.

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