shameful

  • 1 Shameful — Shame ful, a. 1. Bringing shame or disgrace; injurious to reputation; disgraceful. [1913 Webster] His naval preparations were not more surprising than his quick and shameful retreat. Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] 2. Exciting the feeling of shame in… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 shameful — index arrant (onerous), contemptible, depraved, diffident, disgraceful, disreputable, gross (flagrant …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 shameful — (adj.) O.E. scemful modest; see SHAME (Cf. shame) + FUL (Cf. ful). Meaning disgraceful, causing shame is from early 14c. Related: Shamefully; shamefulness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 shameful — [adj] atrocious; disreputable base, carnal, contemptible, corrupt, dastardly, debauched, degrading, diabolical, disgraceful, dishonorable, drunken, embarrassing, flagrant, heinous, humiliating, ignominious, immodest, immoral, impure, indecent,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 shameful — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ worthy of or causing shame. DERIVATIVES shamefully adverb shamefulness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 shameful — [shāmfəl] adj. 1. bringing or causing shame or disgrace; disgraceful 2. not just, moral, or decent; offensive shamefully adv. shamefulness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 shameful — adj. 1) shameful to + inf. (it was shameful of them to surrender) 2) shameful that + clause (it was shameful that they surrendered) * * * [ ʃeɪmf(ə)l] shameful to + inf. (it was shameful of them to surrender) shameful that + clause (it was… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 8 shameful — shame|ful [ˈʃeımfəl] adj shameful behaviour or actions are so bad that someone should feel ashamed ▪ It s shameful the way some people treat their pets. ▪ a shameful family secret >shamefully adv >shamefulness n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 shameful — adjective shameful behaviour is so bad that people think you should be ashamed of it: It s shameful the way some people treat their pets. | a shameful family secret shamefully adverb shamefulness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 shameful — shamefully, adv. shamefulness, n. /shaym feuhl/, adj. 1. causing shame: shameful behavior. 2. disgraceful or scandalous: shameful treatment. [bef. 950; ME; OE scamful. See SHAME, FUL] Syn. 1. mortifying, humiliating. 2. dishonorable, ignominious …

    Universalium

  • 11 shameful — [[t]ʃe͟ɪmfʊl[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe a person s action or attitude as shameful, you think that it is so bad that the person ought to be ashamed. ...the most shameful episode in US naval history. Derived words: shamefully ADV …

    English dictionary

  • 12 shameful — adjective 1) shameful behavior Syn: disgraceful, deplorable, despicable, contemptible, dishonorable, discreditable, reprehensible, low, unworthy, ignoble, shabby; shocking, scandalous, outrageous, abominable, atrocious, appa …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 13 shameful — adjective 1) shameful behaviour Syn: disgraceful, deplorable, despicable, contemptible, discreditable, reprehensible, unworthy, shabby, shocking, scandalous, outrageous, abominable, atrocious, appalling, inexcusable, unforgivable …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 14 shameful — shame•ful [[t]ˈʃeɪm fəl[/t]] adj. 1) disgraceful or scandalous; vile: shameful behavior[/ex] 2) causing shame; humiliating: a shameful apology to his mom[/ex] • Etymology: bef. 950 shame′ful•ly, adv. shame′ful•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 shameful — adjective Date: 13th century 1. a. bringing shame ; disgraceful < the children s behavior was shameful > b. arousing the feeling of shame 2. archaic full of the feeling of shame ; ashamed • shamefully …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 shameful — adj. Shameful is used with these nouns: ↑episode, ↑secret …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 shameful — shame|ful [ ʃeımfəl ] adjective so bad that you feel ashamed of it: a shameful episode in our history ╾ shame|ful|ly adverb ╾ shame|ful|ness noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 shameful — UK [ˈʃeɪmf(ə)l] / US [ˈʃeɪmfəl] adjective so bad that you feel ashamed of it a shameful episode in our history Derived word: shamefully adverb …

    English dictionary

  • 19 shameful — /ˈʃeɪmfəl/ (say shaymfuhl) adjective 1. that causes or ought to cause shame. 2. disgraceful or scandalous: shameful treatment. –shamefully, adverb –shamefulness, noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 shameful — adjective a) causing or meriting shame or disgrace; disgraceful b) giving offense …

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