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Definition of "ashamed" []

  • Feeling shame or guilt: Are you ashamed for having lied? (adjective)
  • Feeling inferior, inadequate, or embarrassed: ashamed of my torn coat. (adjective)
  • Reluctant through fear of humiliation or shame: ashamed to ask for help. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ashamed" in a sentence
  • "I walked across the floor and I felt ashamed of my thinness and my ugliness and _I know that he knew that I was ashamed_."
  • "I think the one that should be ashamed is Michael Steele."
  • "The news media has the maturity level of a spoiled adolescent – you know the type of kid that is alway calling someone names and making fun and is deep down in ashamed of themselves but just can't grow up."