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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.
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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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Costello, an Irish priest in the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, said he had behaved "shamefully" in a "moment of mad1ness".
ON the day when a charlatan slunk home after shamefully trying to use World War II for his own ends, it was important to salute the heroism of our armed forces.
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.
Kubaisi called in his sermon on the government to: "reconsider its decisions and give an official apologize of its shamefully remarks made by PM ,Nuri al-Maliki as he described the angry demonstrator mass as / demonstrators of dollar /", and to meet their demands.