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shameful Line breaks: shame|ful
Pronunciation: /ˈʃeɪmfʊl/

Definition of shameful in English:


Worthy of or causing shame or disgrace: a shameful accusation
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  • To be weak and shameful is a disgrace severe enough to be punishable by death according to my standards.
  • The history of racism in accusations and punishments for rape is sordid and shameful.
  • Susan felt bad that she had hurt Jason but she quickly held back shameful tears so she could speak.


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



Pronunciation: /ˈʃeɪmfʊli/
[as submodifier]: record companies are shamefully slow in fulfilling orders
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  • 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.


Pronunciation: /ˈʃeɪmfʊlnəs/
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.

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