from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A painful emotion caused by a strong sense of guilt, embarrassment, unworthiness, or disgrace.
- n. Capacity for such a feeling: Have you no shame?
- n. One that brings dishonor, disgrace, or condemnation.
- n. A condition of disgrace or dishonor; ignominy.
- n. A great disappointment.
- transitive v. To cause to feel shame; put to shame.
- transitive v. To bring dishonor or disgrace on.
- transitive v. To disgrace by surpassing.
- transitive v. To force by making ashamed: He was shamed into making an apology.
- idiom put to shame To fill with shame; disgrace.
- idiom put to shame To outdo thoroughly; surpass: Your productivity has put the rest of us to shame.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Uncomfortable or painful feeling due to recognition or consciousness of impropriety, dishonor, or other wrong in the opinion of the person experiencing the feeling. It is caused by awareness of exposure of circumstances of unworthiness or of improper or indecent conduct.
- n. Something to regret.
- n. That which is shameful and private, especially on the personal body.
- interj. A cry of admonition for the subject of a speech, often used reduplicated, especially in political debates.
- interj. Expressing sympathy.
- v. To feel shame, be ashamed.
- v. To cause to feel shame.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. Reproach incurred or suffered; dishonor; ignominy; derision; contempt.
- n. The cause or reason of shame; that which brings reproach, and degrades a person in the estimation of others; disgrace.
- n. The parts which modesty requires to be covered; the private parts.
- transitive v. To make ashamed; to excite in (a person) a comsciousness of guilt or impropriety, or of conduct derogatory to reputation; to put to shame.
- transitive v. To cover with reproach or ignominy; to dishonor; to disgrace.
- transitive v. To mock at; to deride.
- intransitive v. To be ashamed; to feel shame.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A painful feeling or sense of degradation excited by a consciousness of having done something unworthy of one's own previous idea of one's excellence; also, a peculiar painful feeling or sense of being in a situation offensive to decency, or likely to bring contempt upon the person experiencing the feeling.
- n. Tendency to feel distress at any breach of decorum or decency, especially at any unseemly exposure of one's person.
- n. A thing or person to be ashamed of; that which brings or is a source or cause of contempt, ignominy, or reproach; a disgrace or dishonor.
- n. Grossly injurious or ignominious treatment or acts; ignominy; disgrace; dishonor; derision; contempt; contumely.
- n. The parts of the body which modesty requires to be covered.
- n. Synonyms Mortification. Opprobrium, odium, obloquy, scandal.
- To be or feel ashamed.
- To be ashamed of.
- To make ashamed; cause to blush or to feel degraded, dishonored, or disgraced.
- To cover with reproach or ignominy; disgrace.
- To force or drive by shame.
- To shun through shame.
- To mock at; deride; treat with contumely or contempt.
- Synonyms To mortify, humilinte, abash.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a state of dishonor
- v. compel through a sense of shame
- v. cause to be ashamed
- v. surpass or beat by a wide margin
- n. a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt
- v. bring shame or dishonor upon
- n. an unfortunate development
April 15th, 2009 at 6:16 pm what is he so afraid of that he has to lower his head? shame, I say..shame. plain and simple
Half the bottle is sitting *for shame for shame* on the top shelf of my fridge.
How he dares to do anything but hang his head in shame is beyond me.
"The word shame came cropping up in those interviews," McQueen said.
Somebody please verify their names, so we the people can force them to resign in shame from the Senate?
(GOPers: let us make this clear, his shame is his * hypocracy* so don't even THINK about handing us that "What about Bill Clinton" crap)
Good jobs libs, for installing the biggest fraud EVER ... what's really a shame is the black folks are getting the raw end of the deal.
I wish the Post had published its photographs with the word "shame" as a common caption.
In her BBC interview, she discusses the personal stresses of Lebanese culture: "We grow up with the word shame, so I think this in a sense limits us, and we do have to deal with this word all our lives because we're scared of how people perceive us."
Al-Qaida statement In its statement, Al-Qaida urged Pakistanis to rise up against their government and "cleanse" their country of what it called the shame brought on them by bin Laden's death in Pakistan.