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Definitions of shame

  1. To cover with reproach or ignominy; to dishonor; to disgrace. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To mock at; to deride. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To mortify; cover with reproach; to make (a person) do a thing through the sense of shame or disgrace. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To make ashamed: to cause to blush: to cover with reproach. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To make ashamed; disgrace. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. bring dishonor upon Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. surpass or beat by a wide margin Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. cause to be ashamed Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. compel through a sense of shame; "She shamed him into making amends" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. To make ashamed; to cause to blush; to disgrace; to mock at. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. To fill with shame; to cause to blush. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Reproach incurred or suffered; dishonor; ignominy; derision; contempt. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The cause or reason of shame; that which brings reproach, and degrades a person in the estimation of others; disgrace. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. The parts which modesty requires to be covered; the private parts. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To be ashamed; to feel shame. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. A painful sensation caused by the consciousness of wrongdoing, immodesty, or dishonor; that which causes a sensation of guilt; reproach; sense of decency. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. 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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. Sense of disgrace; disgrace; modesty. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. A painful sense of guilt or degradation, something that makes ashamed; a disgrace. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. A painful sensation due to a sense of guilt or dishonour; the cause of shame; disgrace; reproach. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. 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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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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
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