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a·shamed

ashamed

 
 
pronunciation:
sheImd
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: feeling shame or guilt for doing something wrong or foolish.
She was ashamed of herself for cheating on the test.
 
antonyms:
proud
similar words:
blushing, embarrassed, foolish, guilty, humbled
definition 2: feeling shame or embarrassment in connection with one has or is connected with.
The new kids were ashamed of their shabby old clothes when they saw what the other kids were wearing.He thought his mother would be ashamed of him for losing the race, but she was proud of him for trying so hard.
definition 3: not wanting to do something because of a fear of feeling shame or being embarrassed.
He was ashamed to let his grandmother into his room because it was so messy.Don't be ashamed to show them your painting! It's really good!
similar words:
embarrassed, reluctant
derivation: ashamedly (adv.)