ashamed: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (u-shāmd'), [key]
— adj.
  1. feeling shame; distressed or embarrassed by feelings of guilt, foolishness, or disgrace: He felt ashamed for having spoken so cruelly.
  2. unwilling or restrained because of fear of shame, ridicule, or disapproval: They were ashamed to show their work.
  3. (esp. of children) bashful; timid.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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