shamefast
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English scamfæst, from scamu + fæst fixed, fast Date: before 12th century archaic shamefaced

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shamefast — adjective /ˈʃeɪmfɑːst/ Bashful, modest; shy. With chaunge of cheare the seeming simple maid / Let fall her eyen, as shamefast to the earth [...] …   Wiktionary

  • 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

  • shamefast — shame·fast …   English syllables

  • shamefast — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shamefastly — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shamefastness — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shamefaced — Shame faced , a. [For shamefast; AS. scamf[ae]st. See {Shame}, n., and {Fast} firm.] Easily confused or put out of countenance; diffident; bashful; modest. [1913 Webster] Your shamefaced virtue shunned the people s prise. Dryden. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shamefaced — Shame faced , a. [For shamefast; AS. scamf[ae]st. See {Shame}, n., and {Fast} firm.] Easily confused or put out of countenance; diffident; bashful; modest. [1913 Webster] Your shamefaced virtue shunned the people s prise. Dryden. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shamefacedness — Shamefaced Shame faced , a. [For shamefast; AS. scamf[ae]st. See {Shame}, n., and {Fast} firm.] Easily confused or put out of countenance; diffident; bashful; modest. [1913 Webster] Your shamefaced virtue shunned the people s prise. Dryden. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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