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It is a genuinely shameful episode both in recent police and journalistic history. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Three players were sent off and players had to be pulled apart amid shameful scenes. The Sun (2015)His retro revolutionary rap is bad enough but his shameful attitude towards women is from another century. The Sun (2016)He treats you like a shameful secret. The Sun (2010)The capital has witnessed three nights of shameful scenes which show no sign of letting up. The Sun (2011)But beneath those presentable pores lurks a shameful secret. Times, Sunday Times (2007)As their relationship intensifies he finds excuses to lie to her about his shameful secret. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We might hope to avoid the complications of a shameful history by looking to the church as our true family. Christianity Today (2000)The most shameful episodes in the recent history of the press were recounted yesterday at the public inquiry into press standards. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This has been a shameful episode. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We expect other governments to talk to the Spanish government about their shameful attitude to thalidomide victims. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We witnessed the shameful scenes just two days before the big clean-up. The Sun (2015)The guerrilla campaign for union with Greece had its share of shameful episodes on both sides. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Those were the shameful scenes in London yesterday. The Sun (2006)It is a shameful episode in British politics. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It was a shameful, sordid scene. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It is this that makes his story both a powerful dramatisation of a shameful episode in American history and a compelling love story. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Both clubs will be hearing from the FA this morning because charges will follow after some shameful scenes. The Sun (2016)She told him: 'It is shameful that you are before the court. The Sun (2010)If it did, shameful episodes such as the mis-selling of endowments simply could not have happened. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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British English: shameful ADJECTIVE
If you describe a person's action or attitude as shameful, you think that it is so bad that the person ought to be ashamed.
...the most shameful episode in their history.
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