[sheym-fast, -fahst]

adjective Archaic.

Origin of shamefast

before 900; Middle English schamfast shamefaced, orig., modest, bashful, Old English sc(e)amfæst; see shame, fast1
Related formsshame·fast·ly, adverbshame·fast·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for shamefast

Historical Examples of shamefast

  • The Master said, A gentleman is shamefast of speech: his deeds go further.

  • And for that she was shamefast, in the way of a maid, she looked as one that saw not.

    The Stars in the Pool

    Edna Kingsley Wallace

  • She is αιδοιη, shamefast; and her adventure is to her a bitter sorrow (199, 200).

  • Then she arose, and stole to herd her sheep; with shamefast eyes she went, but her heart was comforted within her.

  • How can he be shamefast wh he is growen vp, which being a litel inft was begon to be fashioned to lecherye?

    The Education of Children

    Desiderius Erasmus