Shame

  • 1 Shame — Shame, n. [OE. shame, schame, AS. scamu, sceamu; akin to OS. & OHG. scama, G. scham, Icel. sk[ o]mm, shkamm, Sw. & Dan. skam, D. & G. schande, Goth. skanda shame, skaman sik to be ashamed; perhaps from a root skam meaning to cover, and akin to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 shame — shame; shame·faced; shame·fast; shame·ful; shame·less; shame·less·ly; shame·less·ness; shame·faced·ly; shame·faced·ness; shame·fast·ly; shame·fast·ness; shame·ful·ly; shame·ful·ness; …

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  • 3 shame — [shām] n. [ME < OE scamu, akin to Ger scham] 1. a painful feeling of having lost the respect of others because of the improper behavior, incompetence, etc. of oneself or of someone that one is close to or associated with 2. a tendency to have… …

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  • 4 shame — ► NOUN 1) a feeling of humiliation or distress caused by awareness of wrong or foolish behaviour. 2) loss or respect or esteem. 3) a cause of shame. 4) a regrettable or unfortunate thing. ► VERB ▪ cause to feel ashamed. ● …

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  • 5 Shame — Shame, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shamed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shaming}.] 1. To make ashamed; to excite in (a person) a comsciousness of guilt or impropriety, or of conduct derogatory to reputation; to put to shame. [1913 Webster] Were there but one… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Shame — Shame, v. i. [AS. scamian, sceamian. See {Shame}, n.] To be ashamed; to feel shame. [R.] [1913 Webster] I do shame To think of what a noble strain you are. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 Shame — Shame: Shame (альбом) Shame (фильм, 1968) Shame (фильм, 2011) Список значений слова или словосочетания со ссылками на соответствующие статьи. Ес …

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  • 8 Shame — (dt.: „Scham“) steht für: Shame (Film), Spielfilm von Steve McQueen aus dem Jahr 2011 Shame (Lied). Poplied der deutschen Girlgroup Monrose aus dem Jahr 2006 Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung …

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  • 9 shame on — (you) you should feel embarrassed by something you have done. Protesters chanted “shame on you” at the university s president. Shame on me for not checking the schedule and getting there half an hour late …

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  • 10 shame — [n] disgrace, embarrassment abashment, bad conscience*, blot, chagrin, compunction, confusion, contempt, contrition, degradation, derision, discomposure, discredit, disesteem, dishonor, disrepute, guilt, humiliation, ignominy, ill repute, infamy …

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  • 11 shame on — ( ● shame …

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  • 12 shame — I noun abasement, abjectness, abuse, aspersion, attaint, bad name, baseness, blot, contempt, debasement, defamation, defilement, degradation, discredit, disesteem, disfavor, disgrace, dishonor, disrepute, disrespect, humiliation, ignominia,… …

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  • 13 shame — n *disgrace, dishonor, disrepute, infamy, ignominy, opprobrium, obloquy, odium Analogous words: humiliation, degradation, abasement (see corresponding verbs at ABASE): mortification, chagrin (see corresponding adjectives at ASHAMED) Antonyms:… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 14 Shame — This article is about psychological, philosophical, and societal aspects of shame. For other uses, see Shame (disambiguation). Eve covers herself and lowers her head in shame in Rodin s sculpture Eve after the Fall …

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  • 15 shame — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 feeling that you have lost the respect of others ADJECTIVE ▪ deep ▪ secret ▪ This is the secret shame I have carried around for decades. ▪ public ▪ …

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  • 16 shame — I n. 1) to bring shame on, to, upon 2) to feel shame at (they felt shame at accepting bribes) 3) (colloq.) an awful, crying, dirty shame 4) a shame to + inf. (it s a shame to waste so much time = it s a shame wasting so much time) 5) a shame that …

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  • 17 shame — 1 noun 1 (U) the uncomfortable feeling of being guilty and embarrassed that you have when you have done something wrong: a deep sense of shame | to your shame (=making you feel ashamed): She realized to her shame that she had forgotten Nina s… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 shame — shame1 S2 [ʃeım] n [: Old English; Origin: scamu] 1.) it s a shame/what a shame etc spoken used when you wish a situation was different, and you feel sad or disappointed ▪ She s failed her test again. What a shame! ▪ It s a shame that you have to …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 shame — [[t]ʃe͟ɪm[/t]] ♦♦♦ shames, shaming, shamed 1) N UNCOUNT Shame is an uncomfortable feeling that you get when you have done something wrong or embarrassing, or when someone close to you has. She felt a deep sense of shame... They feel shame and… …

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  • 20 shame — I UK [ʃeɪm] / US noun ** 1) [singular] a reason for feeling sad or disappointed It seems a shame to waste all this food. It was a shame that you couldn t come with us. a great/crying/terrible shame: It would have been a crying shame if we had… …

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