Definition of 'shame'
Example sentences containing 'shame'
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That is a real shame as the aesthetics are interesting and pleasant to look at otherwise. The Sun (2013)He was clothed only in his shiny fur and his disdain for the human emotion of shame. The Broken God (1993)That would be a shame because about halfway through the book becomes utterly compelling. Times, Sunday Times (2011)You have instead brought shame and disgrace. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Which smears the sense of guilt with a veneer of shame and regret. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This has brought real shame on the family. The Sun (2012)It is possible to feel shame without the cause of that feeling becoming public knowledge. Know Your Own Mind (1991)Is it to shame scroungers or make them rich fast? The Sun (2015)What a crying shame they ignored him. The Sun (2016)It would be a great shame if this changed. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We can only feel the deepest shame. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He should hide his face in shame. The Sun (2009)They told her she was bringing shame upon them and the death threats began. Times, Sunday Times (2007)My sense of shame and guilt worsened. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Bargain whistles no longer come under a cloud of shame and ignominy. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Their football could put us to shame. The Sun (2011)What a shame that you let too much alcohol get in the way of your good intentions. The Sun (2015)We will not be returning to the days when a hooligan minority shamed the name of football. The Sun (2009)It is a real shame it has come to this. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It may take time for them to get over their shame about what to tell the neighbours. The Guide to Lesbian and Gay Parenting (1993)They bring shame and disgrace on the religion. The Sun (2014)Shame is an emotion that we rarely talk about although its lethal power is currently making the headlines. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The source added: 'It was a shame the night ended so badly. The Sun (2013)But the shame for my father burns me more when I think of his meeting Ezra. Daniel Deronda (1876)
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Translations for 'shame'
British English: shame /ʃeɪm/ NOUN
Shame is the very uncomfortable feeling that you have when you have done something wrong or stupid.
I was filled with shame.
- American English: shame
- Arabic: عار
- Brazilian Portuguese: vergonha
- Chinese: 羞耻
- Croatian: sramota
- Czech: hanba
- Danish: skam
- Dutch: schaamte
- European Spanish: vergüenza
- Finnish: häpeä
- French: honte
- German: Schamgefühl
- Greek: ντροπή
- Italian: vergogna
- Japanese: 恥ずかしい思い
- Korean: 수치심
- Norwegian: skam
- Polish: wstyd
- European Portuguese: vergonha
- Romanian: rușine
- Russian: стыд
- Spanish: vergüenza
- Swedish: skam
- Thai: ความอับอาย
- Turkish: utanç
- Ukrainian: сором
- Vietnamese: sự xấu hổ
British English: shame VERB
If something shames you, it causes you to feel shame.
Her son's affair had humiliated and shamed her.
Definition of shame from the Collins English Dictionary
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