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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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But the SNP's Ian Blackford said: "Will the leader restore equality for MPs by removing the over convoluted and shamefully partisan Evel procedure from standing orders, and make sure all MPs in this House are equal?
My firm will now get on with challenging, by judicial review, the retrospective legislation which was shamefully rushed through Parliament.
Unable to show respect for an old lady passing away after a series of strokes, he shamefully and ludicrously attempts to compare her with Hitler.
FULL STORY - PAGE 4 Public services ombudsman Peter Tyndall made the comments less than 24 hours report's Monday after older people's commissioner Ruth Marks described some care as shamefully inadequate.
SHAMEFULLY we are top of the teen pregnancy league table in Europe.
How shamefully trivial so many of our modern day worries seem in comparison .
Something which can't, sadly, be said about the sexual and physical abuse not only suffered by children at the hands of their priests but which was so shamefully covered up by the Catholic Church.
Shamefully, two strides beyond one of the fences sited down the hill he found fragments of brown glass, several as large as 50p pieces, poking out from the grass.
Nobody can put a price on the sacrifices our troops make on our behalf, but it is clear to everyone pay levels are shamefully low for the lower ranks," he said.
Violence has marred the campaign and a whistler was shamefully battered during Enyimba v Heartland of Owerri.
Like A Wedding Bouquet and Illuminations, all carefully woven of threaded choreographic vignettes, this moving threnody for Edwardian England looked shamefully shabby.