Definition of ashamed
1a : feeling shame, guilt, or disgrace She felt ashamed for hitting her brother. You should be ashamed of yourself. Losing is nothing to be ashamed of. He was deeply ashamed of his behavior.b : feeling inferior or unworthy
2 : reluctant or unwilling to do something because of shame or embarrassment I was ashamed to be seen with him. I'm not ashamed to admit that I don't know the answer.
ashamedlyplay \-ˈshā-məd-lē\ adverb
Recent Examples of ashamed from the Web
Singer Mike Smith was feeling very ashamed spending so much time away from his wife and kids pursuing music.
Cirene asked him, later ashamed that her mind went there.
Lin's design was incredibly controversial, with some veterans complaining that the choice of black granite indicated the nation was ashamed of the war and the sacrifice Americans made in the conflict.
From Trump himself: Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself.
But Seattle delivered a performance not to be ashamed of, starting with Bergman, who pitched seven shutout innings, allowing four hits with two walks and two strikeouts.
The photojournalism community should be ashamed of itself for being so blind and having such a pathetic group mentality.
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ASHAMED Defined for Kids
Definition of ashamed for Students
1 : feeling shame, guilt, or disgrace I'm ashamed of my behavior.
2 : kept from doing something by fear of shame or embarrassment He was ashamed to beg.
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