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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Example sentences from the Web for shame
Class disparity was chasmic, inflation had reached a point of inanity and the country seemed to hang its head in shame.Almost anarchy: The Style Council and the smooth sounds of sophisti-pop|Mina Tavakoli|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
“This whole enterprise operated under such a shadow of stigma and shame back then,” he said.Woman sues after learning ‘anonymous’ sperm donor was her own fertility doctor|Rachel Weiner|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
In personal conversation, we should not blame, or guilt, or shame—but ask questions without assuming what the other person will answer.How Christians should react to the 2020 election results|jakemeth|November 12, 2020|Fortune
One of the big challenges to overcome is this feeling of guilt and shame that’s attached to the status of being food insecure.‘What we’ve seen since covid has been a precipitous increase in need,’ says Feeding America CEO|KK Ottesen|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
There’s no shame in getting tips, but you should be able to figure puzzles out this early in a game.‘Bugsnax’ is charming and funny, but sapped by vexing gameplay|Harold Goldberg|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
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 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