shamefacedness


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Which is why it was with no small measure of shamefacedness that I found myself preparing my dinner on the weekend based on an advert for a well known brand of soft cheese commonly eaten by clouddwelling I find glass Blanc angels.
Any pride we have in ourselves won't last long so the only answer is to prostrate ourselves to mortification and accept that life is a merry-go-round of self-abasement, deflation, shamefacedness and disgrace.
Their irritation at my apparent dawdling and then their shamefacedness, manifested as self-righteous "why didn't you say so?