Shame"faced` (?), a. [For shamefast; AS. scamfst. See Shame, n., and Fast firm.]
Easily confused or put out of countenance; diffident; bashful; modest.
Your shamefaced virtue shunned the people's prise.
⇒ Shamefaced was once shamefast, shamefacedness was shamefastness, like steadfast and steadfastness; but the ordinary manifestations of shame being by the face, have brought it to its present orthography.
-- Shame"faced, adv. -- Shame"faced`ness, n.
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