What does the word shame mean?

Usage examples for shame

  1. I don't love Cornelia- but it was a shame." – The Maid of Maiden Lane by Amelia E. Barr
  2. For they said it was a shame to quarrel upon Christmas Day. – The Children's Book of Christmas Stories by Various
  3. It is a shame to make us go inside. – Kitty Trenire by Mabel Quiller-Couch