Definitions for shame

Definitions for (noun) shame

Main entry: pity, shame

Definition: an unfortunate development

Usage: it's a pity he couldn't do it

Main entry: shame

Definition: a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt

Main entry: disgrace, ignominy, shame

Definition: a state of dishonor

Usage: one mistake brought shame to all his family; suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison

Definitions for (verb) shame

Main entry: shame

Definition: surpass or beat by a wide margin

Main entry: shame

Definition: cause to be ashamed

Main entry: shame

Definition: compel through a sense of shame

Usage: She shamed him into making amends

Main entry: disgrace, dishonor, dishonour, shame, attaint

Definition: bring shame or dishonor upon

Usage: he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime

Visual thesaurus for shame