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ashamed

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adjective \ə-ˈshāmd\

Simple Definition of ashamed

  • : feeling shame or guilt

  • : not wanting to do something because of shame or embarrassment

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of ashamed

  1. 1 a :  feeling shame, guilt, or disgrace b :  feeling inferior or unworthy

  2. 2 :  restrained by anticipation of shame <was ashamed to beg>

ashamedly

play \-ˈshā-məd-lē\ adverb

Examples of ashamed in a sentence

  1. You ought to be ashamed!

  2. I can't believe that you behaved so rudely. I'm ashamed to be seen with you!



Origin and Etymology of ashamed

Middle English, from Old English āscamod, past participle of āscamian to shame, from ā- (perfective prefix) + scamian to shame — more at abide, shame


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with ashamed


ASHAMED Defined for Kids

ashamed

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adjective \ə-ˈshāmd\

Definition of ashamed for Students

  1. 1 :  feeling shame, guilt, or disgrace <I'm ashamed of my behavior.>

  2. 2 :  kept from doing something by fear of shame or embarrassment <He was ashamed to beg.>





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