shamefaced


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extremely modest or shy

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showing a sense of shame

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showing a sense of guilt

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You'd expect the player to be shamefaced about this latest indiscretion and his colleagues to keep quiet.
Australian TV interviewer and former tennis player Renae Stubbs was left shamefaced after she asked Serena as to what the American ace got her sister Venus for Christmas, in an on-court interview.
I think that embarrassed my kids," he revealed shamefaced on This Morning.
Shamefaced, I quickly rounded up my clan and headed for the school gates.
Lloyd is back, and a little shamefaced after an ill-advised property deal.
In Manchester some shamefaced defendants appeared to have got caught up in the general lawlessness and looked contrite as they stood in the dock, while others, with long records, shrugged their shoulders.
Though following the WikiLeaks expose, America has been left shamefaced over its war on terror in Afghanistan, Thiessen writes on Bush's Operation Enduring Freedom, " This operation removed the Taliban from power, captured or killed hundreds of Taliban and al- Qaeda fighters, shut down terrorist camps where the enemy planned the 9/ 11, and liberated 25 million Afghans.
At least," I told my shamefaced wife at the end of the torturous evening, "we come away from these nights with a more rounded knowledge of world affairs.
All other results vary from satisfactory to so spectacularly profitable that they are too shamefaced to tell us.
We're reminded that you can be king of that little hill, standing on the mound one minute, and sitting shamefaced in the dugout the next.
That's the verdict delivered by shamefaced FA bosses the morning after the night McClaren's lads rolled over to crush their ever-hopeful fans.
Ramos missed out on an opera date but was released by shamefaced officials in time to have dinner with warbler Placido Domingo.
Europe, they maintained, has food safety requirements that are unequalled worldwide, and under no circumstance does it need to feel shamefaced when imperfections, mainly minor, arepicked up, they said.
In his defence, a shamefaced Cllr Ahmed said: "I never thought of things like that in the past.
Sperm banks didn't always come complete with "shopping cart" and "checkout" icons, but the formerly shamefaced search for sperm has become a consumer's playground.