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shame

shame

 
 
pronunciation:
sheIm
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
for shame!, put to shame
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a painful feeling brought about by the knowledge that one has done something wrong or not proper.
She felt shame after failing the test.
synonyms:
regret, remorse
antonyms:
pride
definition 2: the ability to feel this pain.
He is without shame.
definition 3: loss of honor; disgrace.
His arrest brought shame on his family.
synonyms:
disgrace, dishonor
antonyms:
glory, honor
definition 4: something to feel badly about; disappointment.
It's a shame you can't go on vacation.What a shame!
synonyms:
disappointment, pity
antonyms:
blessing
phrase: for shame!
phrase: put to shame
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: shamed, shames, shaming
definition 1: to make someone feel ashamed.
She shamed her family by lying.
synonyms:
disgrace, embarrass, humiliate
similar words:
humble
definition 2: to cause loss of respect; bring embarrassment to.
He was shamed after he failed to finish his assignment.
synonyms:
disgrace, dishonor
similar words:
degrade, embarrass
definition 3: to force through guilt.
We shamed him into paying the money he owed us.
synonyms:
embarrass
derivation: shamable (shameable) (adj.)
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