Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To make ashamed; disgrace.

Part of speech: noun

A painful sense of guilt or degradation, something that makes ashamed; a disgrace.

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Usage examples "shame":

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