Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Indicative of shame; ashamed.
  • adjective Extremely modest or shy; bashful.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Modest; bashful; originally shamefast.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Easily confused or put out of countenance; diffident; bashful; modest.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective bashful, showing modesty or embarrassment
  • adjective ashamed, displaying shame, especially by blushing in the face.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective extremely modest or shy
  • adjective showing a sense of shame
  • adjective showing a sense of guilt

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[By folk etymology from obsolete shamefast, bashful, ashamed, from Middle English, from Old English sceamfæst : sceamu, shame + fæst, fixed; see fast.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

alteration of the now archaic shamefast

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