Definition of SHAME

noun : SHAME

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt ;

  • 2. (

    ) a state of dishonor; "one mistake brought shame to all his family"; "suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison" ;

  • 3. (

    ) an unfortunate development; "it's a pity he couldn't do it" ;

verb : SHAME

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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 ;


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