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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disgracefully, ingloriously, ignominiously, discreditably, shamefully, dishonorably, dishonourablyadverb

    in a dishonorable manner or to a dishonorable degree

    "his grades were disgracefully low"


  1. shamefullyadverb

    In a shameful manner.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Shamefullyadverb

    Disgracefully; ignominiously; infamously; reproachfully.

    Etymology: from shameful.

    None but that saw, quoth he, would ween for truth,
    How shamefully that maid he did torment. Fairy Queen.

    But I his holy secret
    Presumptuously have publish’d, impiously,
    Weakly at least, and shamefully. John Milton, Agonistes.

    Would she shamefully fail in the last act in this contrivance of the nature of man? More.

    Those who are ready enough to confess him, both in judgment and profession, are, for the most part, very prone to deny him shamefully in their doings. Robert South, Sermons.


  1. shamefully

    Shamefully is an adverb used to describe an action that is carried out in a way which brings dishonor, disgrace, or embarrassment. It involves actions that are deemed unacceptable by societal standards, inciting feelings of guilt, regret, or humiliation. It can also refer to an action that is done to such a poor standard that it invokes shame.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shamefully in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shamefully in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of shamefully in a Sentence

  1. Said Boumedouha:

    The execution of people accused of petty crimes and on the basis of ‘confessions’ extracted through torture has become shamefully common in Saudi Arabia. It is absolutely shocking to witness the Kingdom’s authorities callous disregard to fundamental human rights, the use of the death penalty in Saudi Arabia is so far removed from any kind of legal parameters that it is almost hard to believe.

  2. Elise Stefanik:

    Joe Biden has failed to secure the southern border, resulting in over 4 million illegal crossings of our southern border. The end of Title 42 will only make this worse, as our brave border patrol agents brace themselves for the avalanche of more illegal immigration this will incentivize, the Biden Administration is shamefully failing to take responsibility for their actions.

  3. Ian Austin:

    Most shamefully of all for a party which has got a proud record of fighting for equality and opposing racism, the Labour Party has been poisoned with anti-Jewish racism under his leadership.

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