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ashamed

a·shamed

ashamed

 
pronunciation:
sheImd
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having feelings of shame, guilt, or embarrassment.
He felt ashamed of himself for speaking so heartlessly to his mother.
synonyms:
abashed
antonyms:
proud, unabashed
similar words:
blushing, chagrined, cheap, embarrassed, foolish, guilty, hangdog, humbled, mortified, prudish, shamefaced, sheepish
definition 2: to have feelings of shame or embarrassment in connection with what one has or is associated with.
When he saw how elegantly she was dressed, he felt suddenly ashamed of his shabby clothes.He was a simple man of little education, and he sometimes felt his grown children were ashamed of him.
definition 3: reluctant because of the anticipation of shame or embarrassment.
Unfortunately, she is ashamed to show anyone her art work.Some teenagers are ashamed to be seen with their parents.
similar words:
embarrassed, reluctant, self-conscious
derivation: ashamedly (adv.)