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shame

 (shām)
n.
1.
a. A painful emotion caused by the awareness of having done something wrong or foolish: felt shame for cheating on the exam.
b. Respect for propriety or morality: Have you no shame?
c. Psychiatry A pervasive, negative emotional state, usually originating in childhood, marked by chronic self-reproach and a sense of personal failure.
2.
a. A condition of disgrace or dishonor; ignominy: an act that brought shame on the whole family.
b. A regrettable or unfortunate situation: "It was a shame how the place had fallen apart, with tall scorched grass and sagging gutters" (Tom Drury).
c. One that brings dishonor, disgrace, or condemnation: "I would ... Forget the shames that you have stained me with" (Shakespeare).
tr.v. shamed, sham·ing, shames
1.
a. To cause to feel shame: "expletives that would have shamed a stevedore" (Jeffrey Tayler).
b. To cause to feel ashamed to the point of doing something: I was shamed into making an apology.
2.
a. To bring dishonor or disgrace on: behavior that shamed him in the eyes of the community.
b. To disgrace by surpassing: wanted revenge because a rival had shamed him in the previous race.
Idioms:
put to shame
1. To cause to feel shame.
2. To outdo thoroughly; surpass: Your kindness has put the rest of us to shame.
sense of shame
An understanding and respect for propriety and morality.

[Middle English, from Old English sceamu.]

shaming

(ˈʃeɪmɪŋ)
adj
causing one to feel a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of having done something dishonourable, unworthy, degrading, etc
Translations

shaming

[ˈʃeɪmɪŋ] ADJvergonzoso
this is too shaming!¡qué vergüenza!

shaming

adjbeschämend
References in classic literature ?
It made my eyes water a little to remember her cry- ing there all by herself in the night, and them devils laying there right under her own roof, shaming her and robbing her; and when I folded it up and give it to her I see the water come into her eyes, too; and she shook me by the hand, hard, and says:
There don't seem to be any way of saving shoes but taking 'em off and going barefoot; but I can't do that in Riverboro without shaming aunt Mirandy.
For the rest, the Old Bailey was famous as a kind of deadly inn-yard, from which pale travellers set out continually, in carts and coaches, on a violent passage into the other world: traversing some two miles and a half of public street and road, and shaming few good citizens, if any.
Well, I suppose you are not afraid of them, in any case," said Agatha, knowing the contrary, but recognizing the convenience of shaming Gertrude into silence.
I may add that they say the author left it on record that he likened their friendship to that of Nisus and Euryalus, and Pylades and Orestes; and if that be so, it may be perceived, to the admiration of mankind, how firm the friendship must have been between these two peaceful animals, shaming men, who preserve friendships with one another so badly.
cried Gania; "if you did not go shaming us all over the town, things might be better for all parties.
He smiled at them with simple and gracious benevolence, and, somehow, the exalted goodness of him seemed to penetrate to their dark and somber souls, shaming them, and from very shame stilling the curses vibrating in their throats.
The naming and shaming scheme was revised in October 2013 to make it simpler to name and shame employers that do not comply with minimum wage rules.
The results from this study suggest that parents who have higher expectations for their children in sport and a higher dysfunctional fan nature would be more likely to direct anger inwardly in response to a shaming experience (i.
But, despite all the good, the culture of online shaming and humiliation that has erupted alongside often results in the most dysfunctional and life threatening circumstances.
He looks at modern-day shaming, via social media and his book makes for an uncomfortable read as you think - could this happen to me?
s (2007) work on differentiation of the self, it is possible that if one is focused outside of the self, including on a higher power, the tendency for shaming thoughts and feelings is ameliorated and feelings of connectedness with the divine are enhanced.