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synonyms for shamefacedness

  • confusion
  • contempt
  • guilt
  • humiliation
  • irritation
  • remorse
  • scandal
  • stigma
  • abashment
  • blot
  • chagrin
  • compunction
  • contrition
  • degradation
  • derision
  • discomposure
  • discredit
  • disesteem
  • dishonor
  • disrepute
  • ignominy
  • infamy
  • mortification
  • obloquy
  • odium
  • opprobrium
  • pang
  • reproach
  • self-disgust
  • self-reproach
  • self-reproof
  • smear
  • stupefaction
  • treachery
  • bad conscience
  • ill repute
  • loss of face
  • pudency
  • skeleton in the cupboard

antonyms for shamefacedness

MOST RELEVANT
  • approval
  • esteem
  • honor
  • meanness
  • praise
  • respect
  • pride
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How to use shamefacedness in a sentence

He said to her much the same as he had said to me before lunch, with, perhaps, a little more shamefacedness.
JAFFERYWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Dick's rather combative look changed instantly into shamefacedness, and he shook hands again.
LOVE IN A CLOUDARLO BATES
Germinie tried to push her away with a gesture of humility and the shamefacedness of a servant.
GERMINIE LACERTEUXEDMOND AND JULES DE GONCOURT
A sort of shamefacedness prevents him from avowing it, as a boy at boarding-school hides his homesickness, or a lad his love.
THE SOUL OF THE FAR EASTPERCIVAL LOWELL
She turned and faced a dark, elderly personage, the robust dignity of whose bearing was now tempered with shamefacedness.
THE SQUIRREL-CAGEDOROTHY CANFIELD
With shamefacedness they said they did not mean to be deceitful; they really believed she was dead.
DAISYMIRANDA ELIOT SWAN
There was a certain shamefacedness in her manner, when at last she began to explain the object of her errand.
THAT LASS O' LOWRIE'SFRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
He had a certain transparent shamefacedness which was in itself a proof that he was not at his ease in dissipation.
THE EUROPEANSHENRY JAMES
With great shamefacedness the 'customer' arranged his disordered locks, put on his hat, and departed a sadder but a wiser man.'
THE KNICKERBOCKER, VOL. 57, NO. 1, JANUARY 1861VARIOUS
She tried to tell it well, but there were parts of it which produced in her the touch of shamefacedness to which I have referred.
STORIES TO TELL CHILDRENSARA CONE BRYANT
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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