Origin of ashamed
Examples from the Web for ashamed
Sabrine says that despite the private horror of what she was going through, she was too ashamed to tell her family.
For the first time since I put my acceptance letter in the mail, I woke up this morning ashamed of my alma mater.
Distraught, confused and ashamed, both men broke down in the courtroom, weeping like children and begging for forgiveness.
I am ashamed of not having seen or believed it so clearly before now.
She writes of being “ashamed” of disavowing feminism, professing ignorance of its meaning and mission.
This is the filth the German paper was not ashamed to print.Georges Guynemer|Henry Bordeaux
We agreed to say nothing about her, for we were ashamed of ourselves.Poor Jack|Frederick Marryat
It would, indeed, in one aspect be a relief to her now, if she were so ashamed of him as she had appeared to be that day.A Changed Man and Other Tales|Thomas Hardy
But the new general had not served against the Maroons for nothing, and was not ashamed to go to school to his opponents.
Never be so weak as to be ashamed of doing what you know to be your duty.Advice to a Young Man upon First Going to Oxford|Edward Berens
British Dictionary definitions for ashamed
adjective (usually postpositive)
Word Origin for ashamed
Word Origin and History for ashamed
Old English asceamed "feeling shame, filled with shame," past participle of ascamian "to feel shame," from a- intensive prefix + scamian "be ashamed, blush; cause shame" (see shame (v.)). The verb is obsolete, but the past participle lives on. Meaning "reluctant through fear of shame" is c.1300.