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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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"Welcome to our kitchen," wifey said as I entered her little big culinary world with a demeanour that would put to shame an Indian bride poised to make her griha pravesh, or homecoming.
The chief justice said: 'The fake degree issue is [a] shame for the country, and we would not let Pakistan be put to shame.'
And in the U.S., Donald Trump's win in the last presidential elections put to shame a multitude of reputed pollsters, but as in the British case they have not had the decency to apologize for their blunder.
Boro's methodical passing game continued to lack any substance as the game wore on and was put to shame by Leamington's more direct approach, and the home side continued to carry more of a threat, with Obeng almost getting clear from a long ball over the top.
"They absolutely put to shame those shops with horrible grey shutters.
They put to shame the many of us who rarely give to charities and who hasten swiftly away from chuggers at the Monument.
Then, as if to prove Isaiah's statement, "I shall not be put to shame," the song goes on to explain how that attitude opened the way for God to exalt him.
Her standards put to shame some of the recognised real-ale emporia in the town centre.
But all of them have been put to shame by stunt driver Alastair Moffatt who broke the Guinness World Record for the tightest parallel parking in reverse.
King had maintained a touring schedule that put to shame much younger artists until late last year when his health declined.
They've been put to shame by small suppliers who have offered the cheapest rates for the past six months, says price comparison website Moneysupermarket.
They've been put to shame by small suppliers which have offered the cheapest rates for the past six months, says price comparison website Moneysupermarket.