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1. shame  (noun) 
an unfortunate development; "it''s a pity he couldn''t do it"

  Also known as: pity


  More Generic:
    misfortune     bad luck


2. shame  (noun) 
a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt



  More Specific:
conscience - a feeling of shame when you do something immoral
self-disgust / self-hatred - shame resulting from strong dislike of yourself or your actions
embarrassment - the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public


  More Generic:
    feeling


3. shame  (noun) 
a state of dishonor; "one mistake brought shame to all his family"; "suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison"

  Also known as: disgrace, ignominy


  More Specific:
humiliation - state of disgrace or loss of self-respect
obloquy / opprobrium - state of disgrace resulting from public abuse
odium - state of disgrace resulting from detestable behavior
reproach - disgrace or shame


  More Generic:
    dishonor     dishonour


4. shame  (verb) 
surpass or beat by a wide margin



  More Generic:
    surpass     outstrip     outmatch     outgo     exceed     outdo     surmount     outperform


5. shame  (verb) 
cause to be ashamed



  More Specific:
discountenance - look with disfavor on


  More Generic:
    arouse     elicit     enkindle     kindle     evoke     fire     raise     provoke


6. shame  (verb) 
compel through a sense of shame; "She shamed him into making amends"



  More Generic:
    compel     oblige     obligate


7. shame  (verb) 
bring shame or dishonor upon; "he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime"

  Also known as: dishonor, disgrace, dishonour, attaint


  More Specific:
foul / befoul / defile / maculate - spot, stain, or pollute


  Opposite of:
    honor     honour     reward


 

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