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ˈʃeɪm fəlshame·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. 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"


  1. shamefuladjective

    causing or meriting shame or disgrace; disgraceful

  2. shamefuladjective

    giving offense

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shamefuladjective

    bringing shame or disgrace; injurious to reputation; disgraceful

  2. Shamefuladjective

    exciting the feeling of shame in others; indecent; as, a shameful picture; a shameful sight

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shameful in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shameful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of shameful in a Sentence

  1. Candace Hammer:

    In our culture, we revere youth and beauty, so this is opening up the channels to have the 'let's talk' conversation, it's not shameful that you should need care.

  2. Ninez Ponce:

    It's the most shameful metric we have on quality of care, it is a health equity issue. We are a very rich state. We shouldn't be seeing these diabetic amputations.

  3. Bennie Thompson:

    This Facebook group is beyond sexist and racist -- This Facebook group is truly abhorrent and shameful, and there is no excuse for this depraved behavior, the agents found to be responsible for these vile comments should no longer have the privilege of representing the United States of America in uniform.

  4. Merrick Garland:

    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.

  5. Filmmaker Leslee Udwin:

    I was just so in awe of and respectful of NDTV's decision, very difficult decision for a broadcaster who has been told that broadcasting this film is now illegal, is somehow a shameful thing, to actually make that kind of statement ... was so admirable. I love NDTV. They are my heroes for doing this.

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    an attitude of irreverence or contempt for a divinity
    • A. confrere
    • B. viverrine
    • C. scalawag
    • D. profaneness

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