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Language: Old English
Origin: scamfæst, from scamu ( SHAME1) + fæst 'fixed'; influenced by face

shamefaced

adjective
     
shame‧faced
if someone is shamefaced, they look and feel ashamed because they have done something wrong or they have behaved badly:
Conner looked a little shamefaced.
shamefacedly adverb

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