Shamefast Shame"fast, a. [AS. scamf[ae]st.] Modest; shamefaced. -- {Shame"fast*ly}, adv. -- {Shame"fast*ness}, n. [Archaic] See {Shamefaced}. [1913 Webster]

Shamefast she was in maiden shamefastness. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

[Conscience] is a blushing shamefast spirit. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Modest apparel with shamefastness. --1 Tim. ii. 9 (Rev. Ver.). [1913 Webster]

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  • shamefastly — shame·fast·ly …   English syllables

  • shamefastly — adverb see shamefast …   Useful english dictionary

  • shamefast — shamefastly, adv. shamefastness, n. /shaym fast , fahst /, adj. Archaic. shamefaced. [bef. 900; ME schamfast shamefaced, orig., modest, bashful, OE sc(e)amfaest; see SHAME, FAST1] * * * …   Universalium

  • sheepishly — Synonyms and related words: abjectly, apologetically, bashfully, blushingly, contritely, coyly, demurely, diffidently, guiltily, humbly, penitentially, penitently, repentantly, shamefacedly, shamefastly, shyly, timidly, timorously, with downcast… …   Moby Thesaurus

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