(comparative more shamefacedly, superlative most shamefacedly)
- In a shamefaced manner.
shamefaced + -ly
Variant of shamefaced
- Now Rare very modest, bashful, or shy
- showing a feeling of shame or embarrassment; ashamed
Origin of shamefacedaltered, by folk etymology ; from Middle English schamfast ; from Old English scamfæst ; from scamu, shame + fæst, firm, fast