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Definitions of shame

  1. bring dishonor upon
  2. a state of dishonor; " one mistake brought shame to all his family"; " suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison"
  3. an unfortunate development; " it's a pity he couldn't do it"
  4. a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt
  5. surpass or beat by a wide margin
  6. cause to be ashamed
  7. compel through a sense of shame; " She shamed him into making amends"
  8. 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.
  9. Reproach incurred or suffered; dishonor; ignominy; derision; contempt.
  10. The cause or reason of shame; that which brings reproach, and degrades a person in the estimation of others; disgrace.
  11. The parts which modesty requires to be covered; the private parts.
  12. To cover with reproach or ignominy; to dishonor; to disgrace.
  13. To mock at; to deride.
  14. To be ashamed; to feel shame.
  15. A painful sensation caused by the consciousness of wrongdoing, immodesty, or dishonor; that which causes a sensation of guilt; reproach; sense of decency.
  16. To mortify; cover with reproach; to make ( a person) do a thing through the sense of shame or disgrace.
  17. The feeling caused by the exposure of that which ought to be concealed, or by a consciousness of guilt: the cause the shame: dishonor: ( B.) the parts of the body which modesty requires to be concealed.
  18. To make ashamed: to cause to blush: to cover with reproach.
  19. Sense of disgrace; disgrace; modesty.
  20. To make ashamed; disgrace.
  21. A painful sense of guilt or degradation, something that makes ashamed; a disgrace.
  22. A painful sensation due to a sense of guilt or dishonour; the cause of shame; disgrace; reproach.
  23. To make ashamed; to cause to blush; to disgrace; to mock at.
  24. The uneasy sensation of mind produced by a consciousness of guilt or loss of reputation; the pain or emotion arising from the thought of another person beholding us, or something connected with us, with contempt, indignation, or disgust; that which brings reproach, and degrades in the estimation of others; reproach; dishonour; disgrace.
  25. To fill with shame; to cause to blush.

Usage examples for shame

  1. And a handsome old thing like that, too; it is a shame! – What Dreams May Come by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  2. Napoleon's shame lay in this. – The Missourian by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  3. In her pity for him and her shame for herself the tears started to her eyes. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  4. " Yes, though it is to my shame. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  5. When everyone's been so good to you to- day and the things you've been given and all- why, it's a wicked shame. – Jeremy by Hugh Walpole
  6. Now you come an' stand before me- why, I couldn't a' thought there was a man had so little shame in him! – The Nether World by George Gissing
  7. More shame if I do! – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  8. What for do you go to shame me? – Gone to Earth by Mary Webb
  9. It's a shame that you should not have your bit of tea. – The Star-Gazers by George Manville Fenn
  10. What a shame- if only the boys were here they might climb! – Chicken Little Jane by Lily Munsell Ritchie
  11. I grew sick with pain and shame. – Hunger by Knut Hamsun
  12. Do not shame me, Marguerite. – Baron Trigault's Vengeance Volume 2 (of 2) by Emile Gaboriau
  13. " Everything; come on out- we lose," the foreman cried, shame in his voice. – Hopalong Cassidy by Clarence E. Mulford
  14. Must she go wild with all this pain and shame? – Floyd Grandon's Honor by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  15. Lor', what a shame, to be sure! – The Story of Antony Grace by George Manville Fenn
  16. It was a shame, and all that. – Cap'n Warren's Wards by Joseph C. Lincoln
  17. I never knew anything of such shame. – The Turnstile by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  18. For shame, my lord- for shame! – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  19. With a hot shame he drew out his watch. – Helena Brett's Career by Desmond Coke
  20. Oh, Belle, it's a shame! – Dave Darrin's Fourth Year at Annapolis by H. Irving Hancock
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