shameful

[ sheym-fuhl ]
/ ˈʃeɪm fəl /

adjective

causing shame: shameful behavior.
disgraceful or scandalous: shameful treatment.

Origin of shameful

before 950; Middle English; Old English scamful. See shame, -ful

Related forms

shame·ful·ly, adverbshame·ful·ness, noun

Can be confused

shameful shameless
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shameful

/ (ˈʃeɪmfʊl) /

adjective

causing or deserving shame; scandalous

Derived Forms

shamefully, adverbshamefulness, noun
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