Tuesday, March 22, 2011


(1) To show guilt and disgusted with yourself because of something (bad) that you have done: ‘Are you ashamed for having lied?’ (2) Feel distressed or embarrassed, unwilling or restrained or reluctant because of fear of shame, ridicule, or disapproval: ‘He is ashamed to ask for help’; ‘He felt ashamed for having spoken so cruelly’; ‘They were ashamed to show their work themselves.’

(1) Feeling socially uncomfortable or anxious: ‘you can imagine how embarrassed I was when I couldn’t pay the bill.’(2) To humiliate or disrupt somebody's composure with acting publicly or to disconcert or to abash: ‘The crowd's laughter and jeers embarrassed him.’

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