|1.||[ noun ] a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt|
|Related terms:||feeling embarrassment conscience self-disgust|
|2.||[ noun ] a state of dishonor|
"one mistake brought shame to all his family" "suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison"
|Related terms:||dishonor humiliation reproach odium obloquy dishonor discredit|
|3.||[ noun ] an unfortunate development|
"it's a pity he couldn't do it"
|4.||[ verb ] bring shame or dishonor upon|
|Synonyms:||disgrace dishonor dishonour attaint|
"he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime"
|Related terms:||honor foul dishonor dishonor|
|5.||[ interjection ] interjection, to express disapproval|
|6.||[ verb ] cause to be ashamed|
|Related terms:||arouse discountenance|
|7.||[ verb ] compel through a sense of shame|
"She shamed him into making amends"
|8.||[ verb ] surpass or beat by a wide margin|