shameful

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adjective shame·ful \ˈshām-fəl\

Definition of shameful

  1. 1a :  bringing shame :  disgracefulb :  arousing the feeling of shame

  2. 2 archaic :  full of the feeling of shame :  ashamed

shamefully

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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>

13th Century

First Known Use of shameful

13th century


SHAMEFUL Defined for English Language Learners

shameful

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adjective shame·ful \ˈshām-fəl\

Definition of shameful for English Language Learners

  • : very bad : bad enough to make someone ashamed


SHAMEFUL Defined for Kids

shameful

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adjective shame·ful \ˈshām-fəl\

Definition of shameful for Students

  1. :  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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