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Definition 1: an unfortunate development - [noun denoting event]

Samples where shame or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it's a pity he couldn't do it

Synonyms for shame in the sense of this definition

(shame is a kind of ...) unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event

Definition 2: a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt - [noun denoting feeling]

(shame is a kind of ...) the experiencing of affective and emotional states

"she had a feeling of euphoria" "he had terrible feelings of guilt" "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"

(... is a kind of shame ) a feeling of shame when you do something immoral

"he has no conscience about his cruelty"

(... is a kind of shame ) shame resulting from strong dislike of yourself or your actions

(... is a kind of shame ) the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public

Definition 3: a state of dishonor - [noun denoting state]

Samples where shame or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • one mistake brought shame to all his family
  • suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison

Synonyms for shame in the sense of this definition

(shame is a kind of ...) a state of shame or disgrace

"he was resigned to a life of dishonor"

(... is a kind of shame ) state of disgrace or loss of self-respect

(... is a kind of shame ) state of disgrace resulting from public abuse

(... is a kind of shame ) state of disgrace resulting from detestable behavior

(... is a kind of shame ) disgrace or shame

"he brought reproach upon his family"

Definition 4: surpass or beat by a wide margin - [verb of competition]

(shame is a kind of ...) be or do something to a greater degree

"her performance surpasses that of any other student I know" "She outdoes all other athletes" "This exceeds all my expectations" "This car outperforms all others in its class"

Definition 5: cause to be ashamed - [verb of emotion]

(shame is a kind of ...) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

"arouse pity" "raise a smile" "evoke sympathy"

(... is a kind of shame ) look with disfavor on

"The republic soon discountenanced its few friends"

Samples where shame or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime

Synonyms for shame in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of shame ) spot, stain, or pollute

"The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it"

Samples where shame or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She shamed him into making amends

(shame is a kind of ...) force somebody to do something

"We compel all students to fill out this form"

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