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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>

ashamedlyplay \-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 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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