Definition Of shame


(of a person, action, or situation) make (someone) feel ashamed.

I tried to shame him into giving some away

a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior.

she was hot with shame

Example Of shame

  • shame on you for dredging up such terrible memories

  • shame on you for hitting a woman

  • A year went by, and the next summer saw them victorious, France at their feet and the shame of Versailles finally revenged.

  • And so I think those are the emotions, the shame and guilt and the feeling of hypocrisy.

  • As with every truly well written story, it seems a shame to unravel all of the threads and to foreshadow all of the genuinely surprising twists in the plot.

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