Shame



noun
1.
the painful feeling arising from the consciousness of something dishonorable, improper, ridiculous, etc., done by oneself or another:
She was overcome with shame.
2.
susceptibility to this feeling:
to be without shame.
3.
disgrace; ignominy:
His actions brought shame upon his parents.
4.
a fact or circumstance bringing disgrace or regret:
The bankruptcy of the business was a shame. It was a shame you couldn’t come with us.
verb (used with object), shamed, shaming.
5.
to cause to feel shame; make ashamed:
His cowardice shamed him.
6.
to publicly humiliate or shame for being or doing something specified (usually used in combination): kids who’ve been fat-shamed and bullied;
dog-shaming pictures of canines chewing up shoes.
7.
to drive, force, etc., through shame:
He shamed her into going.
8.
to cover with ignominy or reproach; disgrace.
Idioms
9.
for shame!, you should feel ashamed!:
What a thing to say to your mother! For shame!
10.
put to shame,

to cause to suffer shame or disgrace.
to outdo; surpass:
She played so well she put all the other tennis players to shame.

noun
1.
a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of having done something dishonourable, unworthy, degrading, etc
2.
capacity to feel such an emotion
3.
ignominy or disgrace
4.
a person or thing that causes this
5.
an occasion for regret, disappointment, etc: it’s a shame you can’t come with us
6.
put to shame

to disgrace
to surpass totally

interjection
7.
(South African, informal)

an expression of sympathy
an expression of pleasure or endearment

verb (transitive)
8.
to cause to feel shame
9.
to bring shame on; disgrace
10.
(often foll by into) to compel through a sense of shame: he shamed her into making an apology
11.
name and shame, See name (sense 17)
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