Definition for shame

verb as in disgrace, embarrass

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Example Sentences

Evidence suggests that shame can undermine, rather than promote, moral motivation.

If you talk to the women now — having participated in a series, having come clean with their story, having decided to speak openly about it to cameras — I think you’ll find much less shame.

From Vox

It’s a shame with all of that flooding, we may miss it again the next time he’s actually onto something.

From Ozy

It would be a shame if that couldn’t be brought to bear across the whole planet.

From Fortune

What’s a shame is that Huawei has arguably the most efficient 5G products.

From Fortune

But there's a ton of value for me in my background and my history, and losing it would be a shame.

As ever, Jon Stewart and The Daily Show crew encouraged us to find some humor alongside the horror and the shame.

The post-dinner conversations of staffers and policy-makers was seamed with shame, and even defeatism.

It's a shame, because Samberg's work on Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been stronger than ever this past season.

Her own muddled feelings of confusion, shame, and fear are what make the essay great and what make the essay her story.

Tell Lady Maude the candid truth, and take shame and blame to yourself, as you deserve.

I had it put in order whilst you were in London; it was a shame to let a sacred place remain in such a state.

For better is the iniquity of a man, than a woman doing a good turn, and a woman bringing shame and reproach.

He could not possibly doubt or question, and shame flooded him till he felt himself the meanest man alive.

My own yielding folly alone is to blame, and I shall take shame to myself for ever.


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On this page you'll find 138 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shame, such as: confusion, contempt, guilt, humiliation, irritation, and remorse.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.