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Noun: shame  sheym
  1. A painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt
  2. A state of dishonour
    "one mistake brought shame to all his family";
    - disgrace, ignominy
  3. An unfortunate development
    "it's a shame he couldn't do it";
    - pity
Verb: shame  sheym
  1. Bring shame or dishonour upon
    "he shamed his family by committing a serious crime";
    - dishonor [US], disgrace, dishonour [Brit, Cdn], attaint [archaic]
  2. Compel through a sense of shame
    "She shamed him into making amends"
  3. Cause to be ashamed
  4. Surpass or beat by a wide margin

Derived forms: shaming, shames, shamed

Type of: arouse, bad luck, compel, dishonor [US], dishonour [Brit, Cdn], elicit, enkindle [literary], evoke, exceed, feeling, fire, kindle, misfortune, obligate, oblige, outdo, outgo [archaic], outmatch, outperform, outstrip, provoke, raise, surmount, surpass

Encyclopedia: Shame, Shame, Shame