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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's the shamelessness of having nothing to distinguish yourself from anyone else who's in the group portraits of bands where people sit or stand together in the most ordinary manner possible while radiating purpose, dedication, and comradeship.
Addressing a large and fervent congregation of the people on Tehran University campus on Friday, Ayatollah Movahedi Kermani said, "Insulting Prophet of Islam is not freedom, but it foolish shamelessness."
"What kind of corruption and shamelessness are you involved in that you are trying to suppress us?
The haka "demonstrates the boldness and shamelessness with which our ancestresses celebrated their reproductive bodies".
Writing on Labour List, a blog for Labour activists, activist Owen Jones said: "Liam Byrne is also a prime example of the utter shamelessness of the British political elite".
Yet, these Zionists now have the audacity and shamelessness to accuse their victims of terror and violence.
Admirers love her confidence and shamelessness, but her detractors outline her lack of modesty.
Another spokesperson said that the UAE's claim of the islands was 'shameless', but I want to say to him that shamelessness is personified in him.
This way, more people in India will understand the real concept." (4) Conservative right-wing organizations and even some women's rights activists exclaimed in newspapers and online that the framing of the project around "shamelessness" was against "Indian values" and that "good" Indian women knew how to dress properly to avoid sexual attention.
The quality of excess that may be first noticed in the list of books is brought to bear in a much more blatant way in Chapter 10, "Nameless Shamelessness," which is, according to Lamont, his attempt to "show them that I can write erotica, with more panache than a dozen Trellises [his brother-in-law and nemesis] ....
But this shrewd shepherding of a thriving economy is scarred by spasms of shamelessness and repression.
Annoying as it is when the Times caters to what it thinks its young readers are (as brilliantly mocked by news anchor Brian Williams, who noted that the Grey Lady treats Brooklyn like it's "like Marrakesh"), I resent that shamelessness less than the paper of record's continued obeisance to nonsensical Boomer pieties like the notionarticulated by the donation of space on the Sunday Op-Ed Pagethat any of us should pay any attention to Fran Lebowitz.