Part of speech: adjective

Feeling shame; abashed.

Part of speech: adjective

Deterred by shame or modesty; reluctant.

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Usage examples "ashamed":

  1. Then was Sir Palomides ashamed. - "Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II) King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table", Thomas Malory.
  2. I think that I was ashamed to tell you the truth when I had once refused to do as you would have me. - "Ayala's Angel", Anthony Trollope.
  3. No; not really ashamed! - "The Dark Flower", John Galsworthy.