verb (used with object), shamed, sham·ing.
- 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
SYNONYMS FOR shame
Examples from the Web for shaming
The stigma of sexual assault runs deep in Syrian culture as it does across the Middle East; rape is shaming and casts dishonor.Escaping Assad’s Rape Prisons: A Survivor Tells Her Story|Jamie Dettmer|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And so the shaming of them, the public taking them down a peg or two, become moments to savor.
But can women like Ramadei succeed in using Internet shaming for more pointed acts of political good against male misbehavior?Online Shaming Gives Creeps the Spotlight They Deserve|Samantha Allen|September 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And she was 81: her death marks a shaming lack of bravery and innovation on the part of younger comics.
And shaming is a cycle: because women are ashamed to come forward, the stigma persists, shaming more women, etc.Ten Reasons Women Are Losing While Gays Keep Winning|Jay Michaelson|July 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Farewell, farewell; we will not know you for shaming of you.The Works of John Marston|John Marston
This nascent opinion has begun to operate by shaming unscrupulous and recalcitrant employers into better practices.An Essay On The American Contribution And The Democratic Idea|Winston Churchill
Why hadn't he thought of this simple test before,—before shaming himself and shaming his wife by base suspicions?Studies in Wives|Marie Belloc Lowndes
Nothing made him so mad as to suspect any body of flatterin him, or shaming in any way.
And for the shaming they've done me they are to pay full dear.Patriotic Plays and Pageants for Young People|Constance D'Arcy Mackay
British Dictionary definitions for shaming
- to disgrace
- to surpass totally
- an expression of sympathy
- an expression of pleasure or endearment
Derived Formsshamable or shameable, adjective
Word Origin for shame
Idioms and Phrases with shaming
In addition to the idiom beginning with shame
- shame on you
- crying shame
- for shame
- put to shame