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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

Beauty is as relative as light and dark. Thus, there exists no beautiful woman, none at all, because you are never certain that a still far more beautiful woman will not appear and completely shame the supposed beauty of the first.
Paul Klee

There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.
Howard Zinn

Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt.
William Cowper

Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.
George Soros

My closest friend, who died not long ago, is buried near Marx's grave in Highgate cemetery, so I see the gaggle of admirers laying roses at the foot of his tombstone regularly. I have never been tempted to leave flowers there myself. Great theories, shame about the practice. Marx did many things. But inventing class was not one of them.
Alastair Campbell
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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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