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Definition of "shameful" []

  • Causing shame; disgraceful. (adjective)
  • Giving offense; indecent. (adjective)
  • Archaic Full of shame; ashamed. (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 "shameful" in a sentence
  • "Tonight, we're reporting on the president's blistering attack on what he calls shameful bonuses on Wall Street."
  • "Police say only a small number are indulging in what they call shameful behavior."
  • "He went on to give an emotional, blistering indictment of the Democrats and Republicans, both parties, for what he described as a shameful attempt, in his words, to conduct a shameless -- to walk -- let me get this quote right."