ashamed

[[t]əʃe͟ɪmd[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ, usu ADJ of/about n, ADJ that If someone is ashamed, they feel embarrassed or guilty because of something they do or they have done, or because of their appearance.

I felt incredibly ashamed of myself for getting so angry...

She was ashamed that she looked so shabby...

I'm a lesbian and I'm not ashamed about it.

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2) ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ of n If you are ashamed of someone, you feel embarrassed to be connected with them, often because of their appearance or because you disapprove of something they have done.

I've never told this to anyone, but it's true, I was terribly ashamed of my mum.

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3) ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ to-inf If someone is ashamed to do something, they do not want to do it because they feel embarrassed about it.

Women are often ashamed to admit they are being abused.

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English dictionary. 2008.

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  • ashamed — ashamed, mortified, chagrined mean acutely or manifestly conscious of embarrassment and humiliation. One is ashamed whose embarrassment and humiliation are mixed sometimes with a sense of guilt and always with the awareness of being discredited… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Ashamed — A*shamed , a. [Orig. a p. p. of ashame, v. t.] Affected by shame; abashed or confused by guilt, or a conviction or consciousness of some wrong action or impropriety. I am ashamed to beg. Wyclif. [1913 Webster] All that forsake thee shall be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ashamed — ashamed; ashamed·ly; ashamed·ness; un·ashamed; …   English syllables

  • ashamed — [ə shāmd′] adj. [ME < OE asceamod, pp. of ascamian, to be ashamed < a , A 2 + scamian < scamu, SHAME] 1. feeling shame because something bad, wrong, or foolish was done 2. feeling humiliated or embarrassed, as from a sense of inadequacy… …   English World dictionary

  • ashamed — O.E. asceamed feeling shame, filled with shame, pp. of ascamian to feel shame, from a intensive prefix + scamian to put to shame (see SHAME (Cf. shame) (v.)). The verb is obsolete, but the pp. lives on. Meaning reluctant through fear of shame is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • ashamed — [adj] regretting, remorseful abashed, apologetic, bashful, blushing, chagrined, compunctious, conscience stricken, contrite, crestfallen, debased, demeaned, discomfited, disconcerted, distraught, distressed, embarrassed, flustered, guilty,… …   New thesaurus

  • ashamed — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ feeling embarrassed or guilty. DERIVATIVES ashamedly adverb. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • ashamed — a|shamed [ ə ʃeımd ] adjective ** feeling guilty or embarrassed because you have done something wrong, or think that you have not reached a standard that people expect: I regret the incident and am deeply ashamed and embarrassed. ashamed of: He s …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ashamed — a|shamed S3 [əˈʃeımd] adj [not before noun] 1.) feeling embarrassed and guilty because of something you have done ashamed of/at ▪ I felt ashamed of the things I d said to him. be ashamed to do sth ▪ I m ashamed to admit that I ve never read any… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ashamed — adj. 1) thoroughly ashamed 2) ashamed of (he was ashamed of himself) 3) ashamed to + inf. (she was ashamed to admit her mistake) 4) ashamed that + clause (he was ashamed that his family was poor) * * * [ə ʃeɪmd] thoroughlyashamed ashamedof (he… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • ashamed */*/ — UK [əˈʃeɪmd] / US adjective feeling guilty or embarrassed because you have done something wrong, or think that you have not reached a standard that people expect I regret the incident and am deeply ashamed and embarrassed. ashamed of: He s… …   English dictionary

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