: a feeling of guilt, regret, or sadness that you have because you know you have done something wrong
: ability to feel guilt, regret, or embarrassment
: dishonor or disgrace
: to cause (someone) to feel ashamed
: to force (someone) to act in a specified way by causing feelings of shame or guilt
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