from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Feeling shame or guilt: Are you ashamed for having lied?
- adj. Feeling inferior, inadequate, or embarrassed: ashamed of my torn coat.
- adj. Reluctant through fear of humiliation or shame: ashamed to ask for help.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Feeling shame or guilt.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of ashame.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Affected by shame; abashed or confused by guilt, or a conviction or consciousness of some wrong action or impropriety.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Affected or touched by shame; abashed or confused by guilt or a conviction of some wrong action, indecorous conduct, or other impropriety: hardly used attributively: followed by of, or by a dependent clause with that.
- Reluctant through fear of shame: followed by an infinitive: as, I am ashamed to offer it, it is so little.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. feeling shame or guilt or embarrassment or remorse
Middle English, from Old English āsceamod, past participle of āsceamian, to feel shame : ā-, intensive pref. + sceamian, to feel shame.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)