Definitions for ashamed
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feeling shame or guilt or embarrassment or remorse
"are you ashamed for having lied?"; "felt ashamed of my torn coat"
Feeling shame or guilt.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Touched with shame; generally with of before the cause of shame.
Etymology: from shame.
Profess publickly the doctrine of Jesus Christ, not being ashamed of the word of God, or of any practices enjoined by it. Jeremy Taylor, Holy Living.
One wou’d have thought she would have stirr’d; but strove
With modesty, and was asham’d to move. John Dryden, Fables.
This I have shadowed, that you may not be ashamed of that hero, whose protection you undertake. John Dryden, Conq. of Gr. Ded.
Shame is an unpleasant self-conscious emotion often associated with negative self-evaluation; motivation to quit; and feelings of pain, exposure, distrust, powerlessness, and worthlessness.
Ashamed can be defined as a feeling of guilt, embarrassment, or regret caused by one's own actions, behaviors, or circumstances. It is a sense of discomfort and self-consciousness that arises when we perceive that we have fallen short of our own moral or societal standards.
affected by shame; abashed or confused by guilt, or a conviction or consciousness of some wrong action or impropriety
Etymology: [Orig. a p. p. of ashame, v. t.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
a-shāmd′, adj. affected with shame (with of for the cause of shame; for, the person).—v.t. and v.i. Ashame′, to feel shame: to put to shame.—n. Ashamed′ness.—p.adj. Asham′ing. [Pa.p. of old verb ashame.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'ashamed' in Adjectives Frequency: #971
The numerical value of ashamed in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of ashamed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Unfortunately, we find systems of education today which have departed so far from the plain truth, that they now teach us to be proud of what we know and ashamed of ignorance. This is doubly corrupt. It is corrupt not only because pride is in itself a mortal sin, but also because to teach pride in knowledge is to put up an effective barrier against any advance upon what is already known, since it makes one ashamed to look beyond the bonds imposed by one's ignorance.
The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.
Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.
I don't think we've ever been in this position… I feel ashamed at what's happened in the last year with our country. I'm ashamed of what's going on, and so are Americans, they're ashamed and embarrassed. They haven't seen this. I don't think we've ever seen this like this.
I never expected this word from a leader, i am not ashamed of the country where I was born and I am not ashamed to call myself a Somali-American. But I am so disgusted, ashamed and disturbed that a commander in chief would use this word. Trump should learn about embracing diversity and read his history books. He and his supporters should be embarrassed.
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- خجلان, خجولArabic
- avergonyitCatalan, Valencian
- avergonzado, apenado, abochornadoSpanish
- شرمنده, خجالتزده, سرافکندهPersian
- nolostunut, häpeissäänFinnish
- şermezar, rûreşKurdish
- avergonhado, envergonhadoPortuguese
- совестно, пристыженный, стыдноRussian
- pòsrāmljen, pòstīđenSerbo-Croatian
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