Synonyms of shame


1. shame, feeling

usage: a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt

2. shame, disgrace, ignominy, dishonor, dishonour

usage: a state of dishonor; "one mistake brought shame to all his family"; "suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison"

3. pity, shame, misfortune, bad luck

usage: an unfortunate development; "it's a pity he couldn't do it"


1. dishonor, disgrace, dishonour, attaint, shame

usage: bring shame or dishonor upon; "he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime"

2. shame, compel, oblige, obligate

usage: compel through a sense of shame; "She shamed him into making amends"

3. shame, arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke

usage: cause to be ashamed

4. shame, surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperform

usage: surpass or beat by a wide margin

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