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1. shame

noun. ['ˈʃeɪm'] a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt.

Synonyms

  • self-disgust
  • conscience
  • embarrassment
  • self-hatred

Antonyms

  • love
  • humanize
  • flatter
  • bore

Etymology

  • scamian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • scamu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Shame

  • proclaim
  • postgame
  • exclaim
  • disclaim
  • reclaim
  • overcame
  • inflame
  • declaim
  • ballgame
  • rename
  • defame
  • became
  • aflame
  • acclaim
  • swaim
  • graeme
  • frame
  • fraim
  • flame
  • flaim
  • claim
  • brame
  • blame
  • tame
  • sejm
  • same
  • rhame
  • name
  • mayme
  • mame

How do you pronounce shame?

Pronounce shame as ʃeɪm.

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Sentences with shame


1. Noun, singular or mass
Mothers often feel a sense of shame and responsibility about the death of an unborn child.

Quotes about shame


1. We hope we are moving toward a world where sexual orientation is not an issue, because we hate the idea of a gay ghetto. I think that it's a real shame that people become restricted by their sexuality or define their whole lives by their sexuality.
- Neil Tennant

2. The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
- Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

3. If a work of art is rich and vital and complete, those who have artistic instincts will see its beauty, and those to whom ethics appeal more strongly than aesthetics will see its moral lesson. It will fill the cowardly with terror, and the unclean will see in it their own shame.
- Oscar Wilde

2. shame

noun. ['ˈʃeɪm'] a state of dishonor.

Synonyms

  • opprobrium
  • obloquy
  • dishonor
  • odium
  • reproach
  • ignominy
  • disgrace
  • humiliation

Antonyms

  • hire
  • extinguish
  • fall
  • lower

Etymology

  • scamian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • scamu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. shame

noun. ['ˈʃeɪm'] an unfortunate development.

Synonyms

  • bad luck
  • pity

Antonyms

  • esteem
  • repute
  • accept

Etymology

  • scamian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • scamu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. shame

verb. ['ˈʃeɪm'] bring shame or dishonor upon.

Synonyms

  • dishonour
  • attaint
  • dishonor
  • defile
  • befoul
  • foul
  • disgrace

Antonyms

  • de-energize
  • anesthetize
  • cause to sleep
  • wake

Etymology

  • scamian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • scamu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. shame

verb. ['ˈʃeɪm'] surpass or beat by a wide margin.

Synonyms

  • outstrip
  • surmount
  • outperform
  • outmatch
  • surpass
  • outgo
  • exceed

Antonyms

  • bless
  • demote
  • descent
  • decrease

Etymology

  • scamian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • scamu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. shame

verb. ['ˈʃeɪm'] compel through a sense of shame.

Synonyms

  • oblige
  • compel

Antonyms

  • deaden
  • sedate
  • de-energise

Etymology

  • scamian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • scamu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. shame

verb. ['ˈʃeɪm'] cause to be ashamed.

Synonyms

  • kindle
  • raise
  • evoke
  • discountenance
  • elicit
  • enkindle
  • provoke
  • arouse

Antonyms

  • worsen
  • discharge
  • begin
  • divide

Etymology

  • scamian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • scamu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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