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shame

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of shame

  1. 1 a feeling of responsibility for wrongdoing <racked with shame over her actions of the previous week> Synonyms contriteness, contrition, penitence, regret, remorse, remorsefulness, repentance, rue, self-reproach, guiltRelated Words compunction, misgiving, prick, qualm, scruple; blame, culpability, fault; liability, rap, responsibility; chagrin, embarrassment; anguish, distress, grief, ruth, sadness, sorrow; bloodguilt, bloodguiltiness; apology, excuses, hand-wringing, mea culpaAntonyms impenitence, remorselessness

  2. 2 a regrettable or blameworthy act <it's a shame you won't be able to come to the party> Synonyms disgrace, pity, crime, sinRelated Words outrage, scandal

  3. 3 the state of having lost the esteem of others <left the room in shame after his angry outburst> Synonyms discredit, disesteem, dishonor, disrepute, ignominy, infamy, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, reproach, disgraceRelated Words scandal; contempt, despite, disdain, scorn; deprecation, disapprobation, disapproval, disfavor; abasement, debasement, debasing, degradation, dust, humbling, humiliation; blot, brand, shadow, slur, smirch, spot, stain, stigma, taintNear Antonyms admiration, appreciation, estimation, regard; awe, fear, reverence; fame, glory, renown, reputeAntonyms esteem, honor, respect





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