verb (used with object), shamed, sham·ing.
SYNONYMS FOR shame
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Idioms for shame
- to cause to suffer shame or disgrace.
- to outdo; surpass: She played so well she put all the other tennis players to shame.
Origin of shame
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Words nearby shame
How to use shame in a sentence
Evidence suggests that shame can undermine, rather than promote, moral motivation.Philosophy And Psychology Agree – Yelling At People Who Aren’t Wearing Masks Won’t Work|LGBTQ-Editor|September 21, 2020|No Straight News
If you talk to the women now — having participated in a series, having come clean with their story, having decided to speak openly about it to cameras — I think you’ll find much less shame.“People want to believe”: How Love Fraud builds an absorbing docuseries around a romantic con man|Alissa Wilkinson|September 4, 2020|Vox
It’s a shame with all of that flooding, we may miss it again the next time he’s actually onto something.
What’s a shame is that Huawei has arguably the most efficient 5G products.
It would be a shame if that couldn’t be brought to bear across the whole planet.
But there's a ton of value for me in my background and my history, and losing it would be a shame.
As ever, Jon Stewart and The Daily Show crew encouraged us to find some humor alongside the horror and the shame.Jon Stewart Laughs to Keep From Vomiting at the CIA Report|Jack Holmes, The Daily Beast Video|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The post-dinner conversations of staffers and policy-makers was seamed with shame, and even defeatism.
It's a shame, because Samberg's work on Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been stronger than ever this past season.15 Enraging Golden Globe TV Snubs and Surprises: Amy Poehler, 'Mad Men' & More|Kevin Fallon|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her own muddled feelings of confusion, shame, and fear are what make the essay great and what make the essay her story.
Tell Lady Maude the candid truth, and take shame and blame to yourself, as you deserve.
I had it put in order whilst you were in London; it was a shame to let a sacred place remain in such a state.
For better is the iniquity of a man, than a woman doing a good turn, and a woman bringing shame and reproach.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
He could not possibly doubt or question, and shame flooded him till he felt himself the meanest man alive.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
My own yielding folly alone is to blame, and I shall take shame to myself for ever.
British Dictionary definitions for shame
- to disgrace
- to surpass totally
- an expression of sympathy
- an expression of pleasure or endearment
Derived forms of shameshamable or shameable, adjective
Word Origin for shame
Idioms and Phrases with shame
In addition to the idiom beginning with shame
- shame on you
- crying shame
- for shame
- put to shame