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Definition of Shame

Shame

  1. A painful sensation excited by a consciousness of guilt or impropriety, or of having done something which injures reputation, or of the exposure of that which nature or modesty prompts us to conceal.
  2. Reproach incurred or suffered; dishonor; ignominy; derision; contempt.
  3. The cause or reason of shame; that which brings reproach, and degrades a person in the estimation of others; disgrace.
  4. The parts which modesty requires to be covered; the private parts.
  5. To make ashamed; to excite in (a person) a comsciousness of guilt or impropriety, or of conduct derogatory to reputation; to put to shame.
  6. To cover with reproach or ignominy; to dishonor; to disgrace.
  7. To mock at; to deride.
  8. To be ashamed; to feel shame.

Shame Quotations

Some animals are cunning and evil-disposed, as the fox; others, as the dog, are fierce, friendly, and fawning. Some are gentle and easily tamed, as the elephant; some are susceptible of shame, and watchful, as the goose. Some are jealous and fond of ornament, as the peacock.
Aristotle

It is a matter of shame that in the morning the birds should be awake earlier than you.
Abu Bakr

When everyone at school is speaking one language, and a lot of your classmates' parents also speak it, and you go home and see that your community is different -there is a sense of shame attached to that. It really takes growing up to treasure the specialness of being different.
Sonia Sotomayor

It's a shame to call somebody a 'diva' simply because they work harder than everybody else.
Jennifer Lopez

The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.
Marcus Garvey
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Shame Translations

shame in Afrikaans is skaamte
shame in Dutch is foei
shame in French is honte, vergogne
shame in German is Scham, Schande
shame in Italian is pudore, disonore
shame in Latin is rubor, verecundia, dedecus
shame in Swedish is skam, blygsel
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