[ sheym-fast, -fahst ]


Origin of shamefast

before 900; Middle English schamfast shamefaced, originally, modest, bashful, Old English sc(e)amfæst;see shame, fast1

Other words from shamefast

  • shamefastly, adverb
  • shamefastness, noun

Words Nearby shamefast Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use shamefast in a sentence

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

    The Homeric Hymns | Andrew Lang
  • 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
  • In the scuffle one loses both his hat and skull-cap and flees shamefast from the scene.

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

  • The next moment her eyes were bent shamefast upon the floor.

    Wandering Heath | Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch