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shame

shame

shame - Dictionary definition and meaning for word shame

Definition
(noun) a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt
Definition
(noun) a state of dishonor
Synonyms : disgrace , ignominy
Example Sentence
  • one mistake brought shame to all his family
  • suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison

Definition
(noun) an unfortunate development
Synonyms : pity
Example Sentence
  • it's a pity he couldn't do it

Definition
(verb) bring shame or dishonor upon
Synonyms : attaint , disgrace , dishonor , dishonour
Example Sentence
  • he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime

Definition
(verb) compel through a sense of shame
Example Sentence
  • She shamed him into making amends

Definition
(verb) cause to be ashamed
Definition
(verb) surpass or beat by a wide margin

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