ashamed

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adjective \ə-ˈshāmd\

Definition of ashamed

  1. 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. 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.>

ashamedly

play \-ˈshā-məd-lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of ashamed

Middle English, from Old English āscamod, past participle of āscamian to shame, from ā- (perfective prefix) + scamian to shame — more at abide, shame


First Known Use: before 12th century


ASHAMED Defined for Kids

ashamed

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adjective \ə-ˈshāmd\

Definition of ashamed for Students

  1. 1 :  feeling shame, guilt, or disgrace <I'm ashamed of my behavior.>

  2. 2 :  kept from doing something by fear of shame or embarrassment <He was ashamed to beg.>



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