What does the word shamefaced mean?

    Part of speech: adverb


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Bashful; abashed.

Usage examples for shamefaced

  1. Frieda, shamefaced, lifted her head from my shoulder and rose with incredible swiftness. – A Top-Floor Idyl by George van Schaick
  2. By his chair stood his page- young Cserei- whilst huddled up in a corner on one side was a scarce visible figure which clung close to the wall with as miserable, shamefaced an expression as if it would have liked to crawl right into it and be hidden. – The Slaves of the Padishah by Mór Jókai
  3. I am going to confess, Mr. Glenowen, said she, with a smiling, half- shamefaced glance, as she held up the dainty creation of lawn and lace and silk, caressing her smooth pink and white cheek with it, I am going to confess that this lovely garment is just such a thing as I have longed to have, yet should have considered it wicked self- indulgence to purchase. – Barbara Ladd by Charles G. D. Roberts