What is another word for shamefaced?

194 synonyms found


[ ʃˈe͡ɪmfe͡ɪst], [ ʃˈe‍ɪmfe‍ɪst], [ ʃ_ˈeɪ_m_f_eɪ_s_t]

Shamefaced is an adjective used to describe someone who is embarrassed, ashamed or guilty. It is often used to describe someone who is behaving in a shy or bashful manner due to feeling embarrassed. Some synonyms for shamefaced include abashed, hangdog, sheepish, mortified, and crestfallen. These words exhibit similar connotations and can be used interchangeably in most contexts. Abashed suggests feeling ashamed or embarrassed because of self-consciousness, while hangdog refers to looking dejected or miserable. Sheepish suggests behaving in a shy or timid way out of embarrassment or guilt. Mortified refers to being extremely embarrassed or humiliated, while crestfallen is used to describe someone who is disappointed and ashamed.

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How to use "Shamefaced" in context?

The word "shamefaced" is derived from the Old English word "scelere," meaning "to cover with a cloth," and "facen," meaning "face." It is an adjective meaning "with a conscious look of shame." When we are ashamed, we are conscious of the fact that we are embarrassed or uncomfortable. We may feel like we have been caught doing something wrong, or like we are being judged by others. A person who is shamefaced may appear to be apologetic or ashamed of themselves.

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