shameful


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shame·ful

 (shām′fəl)
adj.
1.
a. Causing shame; disgraceful.
b. Giving offense; indecent.
2. Obsolete Full of shame; ashamed.

shame′ful·ly adv.
shame′ful·ness n.

shameful

(ˈʃeɪmfʊl)
adj
causing or deserving shame; scandalous
ˈshamefully adv
ˈshamefulness n

shame•ful

(ˈʃeɪm fəl)

adj.
1. disgraceful or scandalous; vile: shameful behavior.
2. causing shame; humiliating: a shameful apology to his mom.
[before 950]
shame′ful•ly, adv.
shame′ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.shameful - (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shameshameful - (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame; "Man...has written one of his blackest records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands"- Rachel Carson; "an ignominious retreat"; "inglorious defeat"; "an opprobrious monument to human greed"; "a shameful display of cowardice"
dishonorable, dishonourable - lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor; "dishonorable in thought and deed"
2.shameful - giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation; "scandalous behavior"; "the wicked rascally shameful conduct of the bankrupt"- Thackeray; "the most shocking book of its time"
immoral - deliberately violating accepted principles of right and wrong

shameful

shameful

adjective
1. Meriting or causing shame or dishonor:
2. Worthy of severe disapproval:
Translations
مُخْجِل، شائِن، مُخْزٍ
ostudnýhanebný
skammelig
skammarlegur
sramoten
utandırıcı

shameful

[ˈʃeɪmfʊl] ADJvergonzoso
how shameful!¡qué vergüenza!

shameful

[ˈʃeɪmfʊl] adj (= disgraceful) → honteux/euse, scandaleux/euse

shameful

adjschändlich; experience, secretpeinlich; another shameful day for the poundnoch ein schmachvoller Tag für das Pfund Sterling; how shameful!was für eine Schande!; what shameful prices/behaviour!diese Preise sind/dieses Benehmen ist eine Schande; there is nothing shameful about itdas ist doch keine Schande

shameful

[ˈʃeɪmfʊl] adjvergognoso/a

shame

(ʃeim) noun
1. (often with at) an unpleasant feeling caused by awareness of guilt, fault, foolishness or failure. I was full of shame at my rudeness; He felt no shame at his behaviour.
2. dishonour or disgrace. The news that he had accepted bribes brought shame on his whole family.
3. (with a) a cause of disgrace or a matter for blame. It's a shame to treat a child so cruelly.
4. (with a) a pity. What a shame that he didn't get the job!
verb
1. (often with into) to force or persuade to do something by making ashamed. He was shamed into paying his share.
2. to cause to have a feeling of shame. His cowardice shamed his parents.
ˈshameful adjective
disgraceful. shameful behaviour.
ˈshamefully adverb
ˈshamefulness noun
ˈshameless adjective
1. without shame; blatant. a shameless liar; shameless deception.
2. not modest. a shameless woman.
ˈshamelessly adverb
ˈshamelessness noun
ˈshamefaced adjective
showing shame or embarrassment. He was very shamefaced about his mistake.
put to shame
to make feel ashamed of something or to make seem to be of poor quality by showing greater excellence. Your beautiful drawing puts me/mine to shame.
to my/his etc shame
it is a cause of shame to me, him etc that. To my shame, my daughter always beats me at chess.

shameful

a. vergonzoso-a, penoso-a.
References in classic literature ?
It would have been shameful to fail after spending so much time and money, when everyone knew that you could do well.
That ain't the piece of harness I loaned you, Ambrosch; or, if it is, you've used it shameful.
The woman was commencing a low and plaintive howl at the sad and shameful spectacle, when the chief put forth his hand and gently pushed her aside.
Confused by his ready and gracious disclaimer of what she had NOT intended to say, there was nothing left for her but to rush upon what she really intended to say, with what she felt was shameful precipitation.
Nor can piety itself, at such a shameful sight, completely stifle her upbraidings against the permitting stars.
And to the importunity of their persisted questionings he had finally given in; and so it came to pass that every one now knew the shameful story of his wretched fate.
if you know what that means; there was not a well-bred young horse in my time that had not his tail docked in that shameful way, just as if the good God that made us did not know what we wanted and what looked best.
It's a shameful, wicked, abominable law, and I'll break it, for one, the first time I get a chance; and I hope I shall have a chance, I do
It is shameful, it is brutal, it is base, to bully and abuse an unprotected lady who has lost the use of her limbs and cannot put her feet to the floor without agony
At the finish the judge was silent a minute, turning over in his mind the shameful picture of Tom's flight over the footlights; then he said, as if musing aloud,
If it would be good to her, I am sure it would be evil to himself; a very shameful and degrading connexion.
My presence in his sanctum was evidently esteemed a piece of impudence too shameful for remark: he silently applied the tube to his lips, folded his arms, and puffed away.