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Shame

n.1.A painful sensation excited by a consciousness of guilt or impropriety, or of having done something which injures reputation, or of the exposure of that which nature or modesty prompts us to conceal.
Have you no modesty, no maiden shame?
- Shak.
2.Reproach incurred or suffered; dishonor; ignominy; derision; contempt.
Ye have borne the shame of the heathen.
- Ezek. xxxvi. 6.
Honor and shame from no condition rise.
- Pope.
3.The cause or reason of shame; that which brings reproach, and degrades a person in the estimation of others; disgrace.
O C sar, what a wounding shame is this!
- Shak.
Guides who are the shame of religion.
- Shak.
4.The parts which modesty requires to be covered; the private parts.
For shame!
you should be ashamed; shame on you!
To put to shame
to cause to feel shame; to humiliate; to disgrace.
- Ps. xl. 14.
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Shamed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Shaming.]
2.To cover with reproach or ignominy; to dishonor; to disgrace.
And with foul cowardice his carcass shame.
- Spenser.
3.To mock at; to deride.
Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor.
- Ps. xiv. 6.
v. i.1.To be ashamed; to feel shame.
I do shame
To think of what a noble strain you are.
- Shak.
Noun1.shame - a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt
2.shame - a state of dishonor; "one mistake brought shame to all his family"; "suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison"
Synonyms: disgrace, ignominy
3.shame - an unfortunate development; "it's a pity he couldn't do it"
Synonyms: pity
Verb1.shame - bring shame or dishonor upon; "he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime"
2.shame - compel through a sense of shame; "She shamed him into making amends"
3.shame - cause to be ashamed
4.shame - surpass or beat by a wide margin
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