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
Making us ashamed, afraid and resentful of our bodies, our natural vessel.
First consider Genesis 2:25–3:1: And the two of them were naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
Not Okay with people saying that erotic or gay romance fanfic was something to be ashamed of.
That’s a record of discrimination that Abbott should be ashamed of.
Nudism makes for a clean mind, and recovers for men and women their simplicity and their faith in each other long since lost through the doctrine that the body was something to be ashamed of and, hence, to be hidden.
Even so, Arremony said his squad has nothing to be ashamed of, with an undefeated 20-0 regular season record and an overall 23-2 record.
Soto's family said Kelly and NBC should be ashamed for giving Jones and his views such a prominent platform.
Singer Mike Smith was feeling very ashamed spending so much time away from his wife and kids pursuing music.
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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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