shameful

adjective shame·ful \ ˈshām-fəl \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of shameful

1 a :bringing shame :disgraceful
b :arousing the feeling of shame
2 archaic :full of the feeling of shame :ashamed

shamefully

play \ˈshām-fə-lē\ adverb

shamefulness

noun

Examples of shameful in a Sentence

  1. There is no excuse for such shameful behavior.

  2. shameful behavior by a bunch of drunken boors

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First Known Use of shameful

13th century


SHAMEFUL Defined for English Language Learners

shameful

adjective

Definition of shameful for English Language Learners

  • : very bad : bad enough to make someone ashamed


SHAMEFUL Defined for Kids

shameful

adjective shame·ful \ ˈshām-fəl \

Definition of shameful for Students

:bringing shame :disgraceful
  • “It would have been shameful to fail … when everyone knew that you could do well.”
  • —Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

shamefully

\-fə-lē\ adverb

shamefulness

noun


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