Definition of shameful in English:

shameful

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Pronunciation: /ˈʃeɪmfʊl
 
, -f(ə)l/

adjective

Derivatives

shamefully

adverb
[as submodifier]: record companies are shamefully slow in fulfilling orders
More example sentences
  • At the same time, he thought that the neglect of all manner of various typographic opportunities, long since exploited by Sterne and now shamefully ignored, was another enemy of the truth.
  • In the past, they have shamefully covered up for it.
  • Alas, for a concert of this extraordinary quality in every detail, the Kennedy Center's Concert Hall was shamefully empty.

shamefulness

noun
More example sentences
  • Their dedication to compromise is impressive… to the point of shamefulness.
  • Hopefully, the shamefulness of the result will ensure the Parliamentary benches are purged for the election to follow.
  • In 1990, the U.S. government acknowledged the shamefulness of this policy, formally apologized to Japanese Americans for implementing it, and paid token reparations of $20,000 to each Japanese American who had been interned.

Origin

Old English sc(e)amful 'modest, shamefaced' (see shame, -ful).

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