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  • noundisgrace, embarrassment
  • verbdisgrace, embarrass

synonyms for shame

  • confusion
  • contempt
  • guilt
  • humiliation
  • irritation
  • remorse
  • scandal
  • stigma
  • abashment
  • blot
  • chagrin
  • compunction
  • contrition
  • degradation
  • derision
  • discomposure
  • discredit
  • disesteem
  • dishonor
  • disrepute
  • ignominy
  • infamy
  • mortification
  • obloquy
  • odium
  • opprobrium
  • pang
  • reproach
  • self-disgust
  • self-reproach
  • self-reproof
  • shamefacedness
  • smear
  • stupefaction
  • treachery
  • bad conscience
  • ill repute
  • loss of face
  • pudency
  • skeleton in the cupboard
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antonyms for shame

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  • approval
  • esteem
  • honor
  • meanness
  • praise
  • respect
  • pride
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How to use shame in a sentence

Evidence suggests that shame can undermine, rather than promote, moral motivation.
PHILOSOPHY AND PSYCHOLOGY AGREE – YELLING AT PEOPLE WHO AREN’T WEARING MASKS WON’T WORKLGBTQ-EDITORSEPTEMBER 21, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
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.
“PEOPLE WANT TO BELIEVE”: HOW LOVE FRAUD BUILDS AN ABSORBING DOCUSERIES AROUND A ROMANTIC CON MANALISSA WILKINSONSEPTEMBER 4, 2020VOX
It’s a shame with all of that flooding, we may miss it again the next time he’s actually onto something.
WE ALL SHOULD HAVE LISTENED TO STEVE BANNONDANIEL MALLOYAUGUST 22, 2020OZY
What’s a shame is that Huawei has arguably the most efficient 5G products.
‘WORK TO YOUR STRENGTH’: HUAWEI’S CTO WEIGHS IN ON U.S. EFFORTS TO BUILD A HUAWEI ALTERNATIVEVETA CHANAUGUST 20, 2020FORTUNE
It would be a shame if that couldn’t be brought to bear across the whole planet.
‘WORK TO YOUR STRENGTH’: HUAWEI’S CTO WEIGHS IN ON U.S. EFFORTS TO BUILD A HUAWEI ALTERNATIVEVETA CHANAUGUST 20, 2020FORTUNE
Tell Lady Maude the candid truth, and take shame and blame to yourself, as you deserve.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
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.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
For better is the iniquity of a man, than a woman doing a good turn, and a woman bringing shame and reproach.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
He could not possibly doubt or question, and shame flooded him till he felt himself the meanest man alive.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
My own yielding folly alone is to blame, and I shall take shame to myself for ever.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
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WORDS RELATED TO SHAME

  • belittle
  • debase
  • degrade
  • demean
  • diminish
  • disgrace
  • dishonor
  • humble
  • humiliate
  • lower
  • mortify
  • reduce
  • shame
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