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shame

(shām)
n.
a. A painful emotion caused by the awareness of having done something wrong or foolish: felt shame for cheating on the exam.
b. Respect for propriety or morality: Have you no shame?
c. Psychiatry A pervasive, negative emotional state, usually originating in childhood, marked by chronic self-reproach and a sense of personal failure.

shame

A distressing emotion involving a strong sense of having transgressed against a social or moral code. Shame is always relative to current mores or to the upbringing of the person concerned.
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13 ( ANI ): A minor girl has had to suffer the ignominy of having her head half shaved and being excommunicated as an act of purification following an incident of eve teasing in Chhattisgarh's Kawardha district.
And though the defeat earned American Samoa ignominy, so inspiring has their subsequent recovery been that it is now the subject of an acclaimed documentary, aACAyNext Goal Wins', showing across the world.
This woman deserves the ignominy she hopefully gets.
That way it would have spared my dad the ignominy after one rant too many while watching his other son in action.
SCOTLAND centre Matt Scott suffered the ignominy of defeat to minnows Tonga 12 months ago - now he is determined to ensure there is no repeat against Japan.
Much as I tried, and I did, I perpetually suffered the ignominy and disappointment of my artwork never being selected for a place in this prized visual line-up; which told its own story - my drawings were never good enough.
If ever a football club owner deserved the ignominy of relegation (again) it's Ashley.
NNA - Russia's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Serge Lavrov, said on Thursday it was such ignominy that the U.
Better any spat in the playground than that ignominy.
Taylor was distraught to see his first Premier League start of the season end in ignominy, although he could have few complaints.
Harvey was delighted, of course, saved from ignominy, and eventually becoming the holder of an impressive gold trophy for .
The call to leave the European Union is, necessarily, of utmost importance if the United Kingdom is to be re-saved from ignominy and ruin.