shame (noun, verb) past tense: shamed LISTEN
Shame is the painful feeling of having done something wrong.
- After she yelled at her father, Terry felt shame.
Shame can also mean ‘disgrace.’
- When you stole money from the charity, you brought shame on our family.
To shame means ‘to cause to suffer disgrace.’
- Phyllis shamed her team when she cheered for their opponents.
to put someone or something to shame: to outdo or be better than. Example: “My new phone puts the old one to shame.”
ashamed: feeling shame. Example: “He was ashamed of himself for failing the test.”
shameless: lacking a sense of shame. Example: “After she was proven wrong, she continued to lie. She is shameless.”
In pop culture
Shameless is a TV series that has a UK and US version. It’s about a family that has a drunk and selfish father. Watch the trailer for the 2017 season of the US version here.