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black, disgraceful, ignominious, inglorious, opprobrious, shamefuladjective
(used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame
"Man...has written one of his blackest records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands"- Rachel Carson; "an ignominious retreat"; "inglorious defeat"; "an opprobrious monument to human greed"; "a shameful display of cowardice"
disgraceful, scandalous, shameful, shockingadjective
giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation
"scandalous behavior"; "the wicked rascally shameful conduct of the bankrupt"- Thackeray; "the most shocking book of its time"
causing or meriting shame or disgrace; disgraceful
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Disgraceful; ignominious; infamous; reproachful.
Etymology: shame and full.
Phœbus flying so most shameful sight,
His blushing face in foggy cloud implies,
And hides for shame. Fairy Queen.
This all through that great princess pride did fall,
And came to shameful end. Fairy Queen.
For this he shall live hated, be blasphem’d,
Seiz’d on by force, judg’d, and to death condemn’d,
A shameful and accurst! John Milton.
His naval preparations were not more surprising than his quick and shameful retreat; for he returned to Carthage with only one ship, having fled without striking one stroke. Arbuth.
The knave of diamonds tries his wily arts,
And wins, O shameful chance! the queen of hearts. Alexander Pope.
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.
bringing shame or disgrace; injurious to reputation; disgraceful
exciting the feeling of shame in others; indecent; as, a shameful picture; a shameful sight
The numerical value of shameful in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of shameful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of shameful in a Sentence
Century Wilberforce Initiative Obama:
When I hear political leaders suggesting that there would be a religious test for which a person who’s fleeing from a war-torn country is admitted, when some of those folks themselves come from families who benefited from protection when they were fleeing political persecution -- that’s shameful, that’s not American. That’s not who we are. We don’t have religious tests to our compassion.
I think that the policy was shameful. I can't imagine anything worse than tearing parents from their children, and we will provide all of the cooperation that we possibility can.
Set up a savings account earmarked for your vacation and make regular, automatic contributions, you want to make sure funds are held in an FDIC-insured institution, and compare interest rates to what you’d get at a bank — though interest rates at banks are so low right now it’s almost shameful.
This Supreme Court decision is a victory for preserving the integrity and security of our elections, i stand with the vast majority of New Yorkers who are pleased to see the court strike down Democrats’ shameful attempt to dilute the voices of American citizens by allowing non-citizens to vote. The government should be working to create more trust in our elections, not less.
There's a legal way of doing this. And for managing migrants, Republican governors, interfering in that process and using migrants as political pawns is shameful, is reckless and just plain wrong. And remember, these are people who are fleeing communism, who are fleeing hardship.
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- escadalós, vergonyósCatalan, Valencian
- hanebný, ostudnýCzech
- schandbar, beschämendGerman
- honteux, scandaleuxFrench
- náiriúil, náireachIrish
- nàrScottish Gaelic
- skammelig, skamfullNorwegian
- постыдный, позорныйRussian
- skamlig, skamSwedish
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