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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 shame·faced /ˈʃemˌfest/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shame·faced a.  Easily confused or put out of countenance; diffident; bashful; modest.
    Your shamefaced virtue shunned the people's prise.   --Dryden.
 Note: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.  --Trench.
 -- Shame*faced, adv. -- Shame*faced*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: extremely modest or shy; "cheerfully bearing reproaches but
             shamefaced at praise"- H.O.Taylor
      2: showing a sense of shame [syn: sheepish]
      3: showing a sense of guilt; "a guilty look"; "the hangdog and
         shamefaced air of the retreating enemy"- Eric Linklater
         [syn: guilty, hangdog, shamed]