causing shame: shameful behavior.
disgraceful or scandalous: shameful treatment.
- shame·ful·ly, adverb
- shame·ful·ness, noun
- shameful , shameless
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How to use shameful in a sentence
Imagine being in a therapy session and disclosing the most shameful, hurtful thing that was ever done to you and then have that publicized to the community during an SVP proceeding.Sacramento Report: The School Reopening Battle Is Raging | Sara Libby | January 29, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
Your comments are extremely offensive, shameful and dangerous.As Democrats push for probe of GOP ties to riots, Rep. Lauren Boebert denies involvement, says she’s getting ‘death threats’ | Katie Shepherd | January 15, 2021 | Washington Post
It’s shameful that a judge has to force the Treasury to do their job.Supreme Court to review whether or not Mnuchin failed to distribute COVID relief to Native Americans swiftly enough | Nicole Goodkind | January 12, 2021 | Fortune
To use our parks as his own personal playground is shameful, and a slap in the face to the American people.Interior shuts Washington Monument after interior secretary tests positive for the coronavirus | Juliet Eilperin, Lisa Rein, Darryl Fears | December 18, 2020 | Washington Post
“It is shameful that an institution that discriminates against LGBT Americans received nearly $1 million in taxpayer funds,” Kyle Herrig, president of government watchdog Accountable.Anti-LGBTQ school where Karen Pence teaches obtained $725K in PPP money | Chris Johnson | December 4, 2020 | Washington Blade
Good for her—but what a shameful indictment of Planet Fashion.One Vogue Cover Doesn’t Solve Fashion’s Big Race Problem | Danielle Belton | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
This is a degrading and shameful state which no man or woman should be forced to endure.The Sony Hack and America’s Craven Capitulation To Terror | David Keyes | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
What other shameful secrets might a search of his Internet history turn up unrelated to his months swooning over ISIS?
The complete and utter lack of compassion or a clue exhibited by these people is shameful in the extreme.
This country has a long, violent and shameful history of our system being set up to value white people over people of color.
And he stood up in the shameful fall of the people: in the goodness and readiness of his soul he appeased God for Israel.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
It would be perfectly shameful if some San Francisco girl snapped him up—and you know what they are.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
Pale as a ghost, her fingers intertwined in a convulsive grip, she knelt by her cousin's bed and told her shameful story.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3) | Charles James Wills
Her descendants have been exempted from the taille (poll tax)—a mean and shameful recompense!A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10) | Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Is there any violent and shameful passion in existence to which we cannot apply the same language?The 'Characters' of Jean de La Bruyre | Jean de La Bruyre
British Dictionary definitions for shameful
causing or deserving shame; scandalous
- shamefully, adverb
- shamefulness, noun
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