英 [ʃeɪm'feɪst; 'ʃeɪm-]
拼写受 face 影响，俗化自 shamefast,来自 shame,羞耻，羞愧，-fast,固定的，稳固的。
- shamefaced (adj.)
- "modest, bashful," 1550s, folk etymology alteration of shamefast, from Old English scamfæst "bashful," literally "restrained by shame," or else "firm in modesty," from shame (n.) + -fæst, adjectival suffix (see fast (adj.)). Related: Shamefacedly; shamefacedness.
shamefaced, -fast. It is true that the second is the original form, that -faced is due to a mistake, & that the notion attached to the word is necessarily affected in some slight degree by the change. But those who, in the flush of this discovery, would revert to -fast in ordinary use are rightly rewarded with the name of pedants .... [Fowler]
- 1. There was a long silence, and my father looked shamefaced.
- 2. And a While , the young man stood by , shamefaced , and downat - heel , submitting.
- 年轻男人一直低头站在那里,满脸羞涩, 唯唯诺诺.
- 3. Do not be so shamefaced. You'll do it very well.
- 4. It might be very well for an unmarried young curate to be shamefaced in such matters.
- 5. They glanced at him, shamefaced, yet in their eyes was an odd, triumphant defiance.
- 他们看了他一眼, 惭愧, 在他们眼中却是一个奇怪的, 胜利的蔑视.
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