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shame

noun (n)

  • a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt (noun.feeling)
    source: wordnet30
  • a state of dishonor (noun.state)
    Synonym: disgrace, ignominy
    Example:
    One mistake brought shame to all his family.
    source: wordnet30
  • an unfortunate development (noun.event)
    Synonym: pity
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • bring shame or dishonor upon (verb.social)
    source: wordnet30
  • compel through a sense of shame (verb.social)
    Example:
    She shamed him into making amends.
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to be ashamed (verb.emotion)
    source: wordnet30
  • surpass or beat by a wide margin (verb.competition)
    source: wordnet30
  • To make ashamed; to excite in (a person) a comsciousness of guilt or impropriety, or of conduct derogatory to reputation; to put to shame. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To be ashamed; to feel shame. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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