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Class disparity was chasmic, inflation had reached a point of inanity and the country seemed to hang its head in shame.

“This whole enterprise operated under such a shadow of stigma and shame back then,” he said.

In personal conversation, we should not blame, or guilt, or shame—but ask questions without assuming what the other person will answer.

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One of the big challenges to overcome is this feeling of guilt and shame that’s attached to the status of being food insecure.

There’s no shame in getting tips, but you should be able to figure puzzles out this early in a game.

Question their actions or motives and you are “victim shaming” and “victim blaming.”

Nothing says class like a middle-aged woman shaming two teenaged girls on social media for not being Stepford Children!

The stigma of sexual assault runs deep in Syrian culture as it does across the Middle East; rape is shaming and casts dishonor.

And so the shaming of them, the public taking them down a peg or two, become moments to savor.

But can women like Ramadei succeed in using Internet shaming for more pointed acts of political good against male misbehavior?

Oh, back of all this shaming hurt with Lawson and George Sutton was another shame, that went deeper and deeper still.

A wise monitor was Hua Manu, shaming me to silence in our cursed banishment.

"There's such a thing as shaming people out of injustice," continued Mr. Daw.

Nothing made him so mad as to suspect any body of flatterin him, or shaming in any way.

But there it stood again, transporting and shaming and refusing to be silenced by prayers or reproach.


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On this page you'll find 179 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shaming, such as: null, calumniatory, contemptuous, contumelious, damaging, and debasing.

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