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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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It must be entirely unrelated that the Tories have accepted big-money donations for years from the same companies now shamelessly cashing in on the poverty caused by Tory policy.
It seems so innocent, little Honey Boo Boo is trying to help her friend sell girl scout cookies, and just like the rest of us that shamelessly promote something on Facebook we want it, Mama June Shannon has.
In a recent report it was found that one in 10 people in Rhondda Cynon Taf shamelessly admitted to parking unlawfully in disabled bays.
Us women have gone head to head with the police and they have shamelessly kicked us and they have shamelessly beaten us with rocks.
For three and half years, BDI has been shamelessly using the legitimacy of Albanians for this process that keeps on stagnating.
ON THE subject of the Beeb, one of my biggest gripes is always how local radio disc jockeys get away with shamelessly forcing their drivel down my earholes by hijacking the travel bulletins.
The Deputy PM for European Affairs, Vasko Naumovski, shamelessly accused Wednesday the opposition of wanting the visas to be reintroduced and he was close to saying that SDSM bought the asylum seekers the bus tickets to slander the country.
In another country, a man remembers her skin, bleeding shamelessly.
VIEWERS of reality TV, who for so long have been shamelessly manipulated, seem to have decided to get their own back.
The first movement might have been a little slow off the mark, but Wilson milked the shamelessly sentimental Adagio for all it was worth, leading up to a hugely dramatic climax.
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant - creators of Extras - also drop in to shamelessly plug their latest film Cemetery Junction.
You said that the UK and the US rule the world shamelessly.