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    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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