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Definition of "shame" []

  • A painful emotion caused by a strong sense of guilt, embarrassment, unworthiness, or disgrace. (noun)
  • Capacity for such a feeling: Have you no shame? (noun)
  • One that brings dishonor, disgrace, or condemnation. (noun)
  • A condition of disgrace or dishonor; ignominy. (noun)
  • A great disappointment. (noun)

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 "shame" in a sentence
  • "April 15th, 2009 at 6:16 pm what is he so afraid of that he has to lower his head? shame, I say..shame. plain and simple"
  • "Half the bottle is sitting *for shame for shame* on the top shelf of my fridge."
  • "How he dares to do anything but hang his head in shame is beyond me."