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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Alteration (due to folk etymology) of shamefast, from Middle English schamefast, schamfast, sceomefest, from Old English sceamfæst, scamfæst ‎(bashful, shy, modest, literally firm or fast in modesty or shame), equivalent to shame +‎ fast.

AdjectiveEdit

shamefaced ‎(comparative more shamefaced, superlative most shamefaced)

  1. bashful, showing modesty or embarrassment
  2. ashamed, displaying shame, especially by blushing in the face.

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967
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