adjective shame·ful \ˈshām-fəl\

: very bad : bad enough to make someone ashamed

Full Definition of SHAMEFUL

a :  bringing shame :  disgraceful
b :  arousing the feeling of shame
archaic :  full of the feeling of shame :  ashamed
shame·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
shame·ful·ness noun

Examples of SHAMEFUL

  1. There is no excuse for such shameful behavior.
  2. <shameful behavior by a bunch of drunken boors>

First Known Use of SHAMEFUL

13th century

Rhymes with SHAMEFUL

SHAMEFUL Defined for Kids


adjective shame·ful \ˈshām-fəl\

Definition of SHAMEFUL for Kids

:  bringing shame :  disgraceful <“It would have been shameful to fail … when everyone knew that you could do well.” — Louisa May Alcott, Little Women>
shame·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
shame·ful·ness noun


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