a|shamedS3 [əˈʃeımd] adj [not before noun]1.) feeling embarrassed and guilty because of something you have doneashamed of/at▪ I felt ashamed of the things I'd said to him.be ashamed to do sth▪ I'm ashamed to admit that I've never read any of his books.ashamed that▪ I'm ashamed that I haven't replied to your letter yet.bitterly/deeply/thoroughly ashamed▪ Anna felt thoroughly ashamed when she realized what she'd said.▪ Everyone cries sometimes - it's nothing to be ashamed of.be/feel ashamed of yourself▪ You should be ashamed of yourself.2.) feeling uncomfortable because someone does something that embarrasses youashamed of▪ Many children feel ashamed of their parents.be ashamed to be/do sth▪ Their behaviour makes me ashamed to be British.
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ashamed — ashamed, mortified, chagrined mean acutely or manifestly conscious of embarrassment and humiliation. One is ashamed whose embarrassment and humiliation are mixed sometimes with a sense of guilt and always with the awareness of being discredited… … New Dictionary of Synonyms
Ashamed — A*shamed , a. [Orig. a p. p. of ashame, v. t.] Affected by shame; abashed or confused by guilt, or a conviction or consciousness of some wrong action or impropriety. I am ashamed to beg. Wyclif. [1913 Webster] All that forsake thee shall be… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
ashamed — ashamed; ashamed·ly; ashamed·ness; un·ashamed; … English syllables
ashamed — [ə shāmd′] adj. [ME < OE asceamod, pp. of ascamian, to be ashamed < a , A 2 + scamian < scamu, SHAME] 1. feeling shame because something bad, wrong, or foolish was done 2. feeling humiliated or embarrassed, as from a sense of inadequacy… … English World dictionary
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ashamed — [adj] regretting, remorseful abashed, apologetic, bashful, blushing, chagrined, compunctious, conscience stricken, contrite, crestfallen, debased, demeaned, discomfited, disconcerted, distraught, distressed, embarrassed, flustered, guilty,… … New thesaurus
ashamed — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ feeling embarrassed or guilty. DERIVATIVES ashamedly adverb. ORIGIN Old English … English terms dictionary
ashamed — a|shamed [ ə ʃeımd ] adjective ** feeling guilty or embarrassed because you have done something wrong, or think that you have not reached a standard that people expect: I regret the incident and am deeply ashamed and embarrassed. ashamed of: He s … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
ashamed — adj. 1) thoroughly ashamed 2) ashamed of (he was ashamed of himself) 3) ashamed to + inf. (she was ashamed to admit her mistake) 4) ashamed that + clause (he was ashamed that his family was poor) * * * [ə ʃeɪmd] thoroughlyashamed ashamedof (he… … Combinatory dictionary
ashamed */*/ — UK [əˈʃeɪmd] / US adjective feeling guilty or embarrassed because you have done something wrong, or think that you have not reached a standard that people expect I regret the incident and am deeply ashamed and embarrassed. ashamed of: He s… … English dictionary