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shame

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of shame

  1. 1 a feeling of responsibility for wrongdoing racked with shame over her actions of the previous week Synonyms of shame contriteness, contrition, penitence, regret, remorse, remorsefulness, repentance, rue, self-reproach, guiltWords Related to shame compunction, misgiving, prick, qualm, scruple; blame, culpability, fault; liability, rap, responsibility; chagrin, embarrassment; anguish, distress, grief, ruth, sadness, sorrow; bloodguilt, bloodguiltiness; apology, excuses, hand-wringing, mea culpaAntonyms of shame impenitence, remorselessness

  2. 2 a regrettable or blameworthy act it's a shame you won't be able to come to the party Synonyms of shame disgrace, pity, crime, sinWords Related to shame outrage, scandal

  3. 3 the state of having lost the esteem of others left the room in shame after his angry outburst Synonyms of shame discredit, disesteem, dishonor, disrepute, ignominy, infamy, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, reproach, disgraceWords Related to shame scandal; contempt, despite, disdain, scorn; deprecation, disapprobation, disapproval, disfavor; abasement, debasement, debasing, degradation, dust, humbling, humiliation; blot, brand, shadow, slur, smirch, spot, stain, stigma, taintNear Antonyms of shame admiration, appreciation, estimation, regard; awe, fear, reverence; fame, glory, renown, reputeAntonyms of shame esteem, honor, respect




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