A little grin, almost a shamefaced grin, I thought, broke his round moist face up into fat wrinkles.
Kirkwood could see his shamefaced, sidelong glances; and despised him properly for them.
"I don't know as I dare tell," Charlie replied, with a shamefaced laugh.
Now her cheeks suddenly flushed a burning, shamefaced crimson.
For some minutes he continued to reply dolefully, and with a kind of shamefaced reluctance, to the questions piled upon him.
Either she is mistaken, or, the Little'un has forgotten, and is shamefaced.
After this second failure Odin again called a council of sir in Gladsheim, and Thor stood among the others, silent and shamefaced.
They pursued me rather: vague, shadowy, restless, shamefaced.
Was not this shamefaced pawning as vulgar, as wounding to the artist's soul as the turning out of tawdry melodies?
She smiled and seemed glad at heart, but was shamefaced and downcast.
"modest, bashful," 1550s, folk etymology alteration of shamefast, from Old English scamfæst "bashful," literally "restrained by shame," or else "firm in modesty," from shame (n.) + -fæst, adjectival suffix (see fast (adj.)). Related: Shamefacedly; shamefacedness.
shamefaced, -fast. It is true that the second is the original form, that -faced is due to a mistake, & that the notion attached to the word is necessarily affected in some slight degree by the change. But those who, in the flush of this discovery, would revert to -fast in ordinary use are rightly rewarded with the name of pedants .... [Fowler]