Ashamed meaning

ə-shāmd'
The definition of ashamed is feelings of remorse or embarrassment, usually because you did something wrong or foolish.

Being embarrassed after being caught in a lie is an example of being ashamed.

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Ashamed is defined as a feeling of not wanting to do something because others may think less of you.

Not admitting to others that you don’t know how to swim is an example of being ashamed.

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Feeling shame because something bad, wrong, or foolish was done.
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Feeling shame or guilt.
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Feeling humiliated or embarrassed, as from a sense of inadequacy or inferiority.
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Feeling inferior, inadequate, or embarrassed.

Ashamed of my torn coat.

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Reluctant through fear of humiliation or shame.

Ashamed to ask for help.

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Reluctant because fearing shame beforehand.
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Simple past tense and past participle of ashame.
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Feeling shame or guilt.

Are you ashamed for having lied?

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Origin of ashamed

  • Middle English from Old English āsceamod past participle of āsceamian to feel shame ā- intensive pref. sceamian to feel shame
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition