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Synonyms for shame
ʃeɪmshame

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shame

    Any sense of inferiority abashes, with or without the sense of wrong. The poor are abashed at the splendor of wealth, the ignorant at the learning of the wise. "I might have been abashed by their authority." Gladstone Homeric Synchron., p. 72. [Harper & Bros. '76.] To confuse is to bring into a state of mental bewilderment; to confound is to overwhelm the mental faculties; to daunt is to subject to a certain degree of fear. Embarrass is a strong word, signifying primarily hamper, hinder, impede. A solitary thinker may be confused by some difficulty in a subject, or some mental defect; one is embarrassed in the presence of others, and because of their presence. Confusion is of the intellect, embarrassment of the feelings. A witness may be embarrassed by annoying personalities, so as to become confused in statements. To mortify a person is to bring upon him a painful sense of humiliation, whether because of his own or another's fault or failure. A pupil is confused by a perplexing question, a general confounded by overwhelming defeat. A hostess is discomposed by the tardiness of guests, a speaker disconcerted by a failure of memory. The criminal who is not abashed at detection may be daunted by the officer's weapon. Sudden joy may bewilder, but will not abash. The true worshiper is humbled rather than abashed before God. The parent is mortified by the child's rudeness, the child abashed at the parent's reproof. The embarrassed speaker finds it difficult to proceed. The mob is overawed by the military, the hypocrite shamed by exposure. "A man whom no denial, no scorn could abash." Fielding Amelia bk. iii, ch. 9, p. 300. [Bell & Sons '71.] Compare CHAGRIN; HINDER.

    Synonyms:
    abash, bewilder, chagrin, confound, confuse, daunt, discompose, disconcert, dishearten, embarrass, humble, humiliate, mortify, overawe

    Antonyms:
    animate, buoy, cheer, embolden, encourage, inspirit, rally, uphold

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shamenoun

    a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt

    Synonyms:
    ignominy, disgrace, pity

  2. shame, disgrace, ignominynoun

    a state of dishonor

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

    Synonyms:
    ignominy, disgrace, pity

  3. pity, shameverb

    an unfortunate development

    "it's a pity he couldn't do it"

    Synonyms:
    disgrace, ignominy, ruth, commiseration, pathos, pity, compassion

  4. dishonor, disgrace, dishonour, attaint, shameverb

    bring shame or dishonor upon

    "he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime"

    Synonyms:
    violate, put down, discredit, dishonor, demean, ravish, attaint, take down, outrage, assault, rape, dishonour, disgrace, degrade

  5. shameverb

    compel through a sense of shame

    "She shamed him into making amends"

    Synonyms:
    dishonor, attaint, dishonour, disgrace

  6. shameverb

    cause to be ashamed

    Synonyms:
    dishonor, attaint, dishonour, disgrace

  7. shameverb

    surpass or beat by a wide margin

    Synonyms:
    dishonor, attaint, dishonour, disgrace

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How to use shame in a sentence?

  1. Martin Malac:

    It's a shame because the flamingos can grow very old, they live 30 to 40 years normally. Flamingos in captive breeding can live 70 or 80 years.

  2. Niamh Kelly:

    Women and girls should not be made into healthcare refugees when they are in a time of crisis, this is a once in a lifetime generation chance to lift the culture of shame that surrounds this issue so it was really important to me to be part of that.

  3. Mitch McConnell:

    It's a darn shame that's where we are but this epidemic is something that's got all of our attention, and I know it's got the attention of every school superintendent in the country.

  4. Franklin Graham:

    Shame on them, youll stand before God one day and give an account to Him.

  5. Ramiro Gonzalez:

    I understand that times are changing, but it's a shame, places like this are part of our culture, they have a mythical status.


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