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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

      n : feeling embarrassed about yourself [syn: sheepishness]