shame (Meaning)

Wordnet

shame (n)

a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt

a state of dishonor

an unfortunate development

Wordnet

shame (v)

bring shame or dishonor upon

compel through a sense of shame

cause to be ashamed

surpass or beat by a wide margin

Webster

shame (n.)

A painful sensation excited by a consciousness of guilt or impropriety, or of having done something which injures reputation, or of the exposure of that which nature or modesty prompts us to conceal.

Reproach incurred or suffered; dishonor; ignominy; derision; contempt.

The cause or reason of shame; that which brings reproach, and degrades a person in the estimation of others; disgrace.

The parts which modesty requires to be covered; the private parts.

To be ashamed; to feel shame.

Webster

shame (v. t.)

To make ashamed; to excite in (a person) a comsciousness of guilt or impropriety, or of conduct derogatory to reputation; to put to shame.

To cover with reproach or ignominy; to dishonor; to disgrace.

To mock at; to deride.

shame Sentence Examples

  1. The politician felt a deep sense of shame at having lied to his constituents.
  2. Marie's shame at her past mistakes haunted her sleep.
  3. The child's face flushed red with shame at being caught stealing.
  4. It was a shame that the project had to be abandoned due to lack of funding.
  5. The soldier's family felt a collective shame at his actions.
  6. The town was filled with shame after the scandal broke.
  7. She couldn't believe the shame her husband brought upon the family.
  8. The man's addiction filled him with shame and remorse.
  9. The young woman's shame prevented her from leaving the house.
  10. It was a shameful act of cowardice that left a lasting mark on the community.

FAQs About the word shame

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remorsefulness, regret,remorse, guilt, rue, sorrow,sadness, penitence, blame, repentance

impenitence,impenitence,remorselessness, remorselessness,

The politician felt a deep sense of shame at having lied to his constituents.

Marie's shame at her past mistakes haunted her sleep.

The child's face flushed red with shame at being caught stealing.

It was a shame that the project had to be abandoned due to lack of funding.