American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Feeling shame or guilt: Are you ashamed for having lied?
- adj. Feeling inferior, inadequate, or embarrassed: ashamed of my torn coat.
- adj. Reluctant through fear of humiliation or shame: ashamed to ask for help.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Affected or touched by shame; abashed or confused by guilt or a conviction of some wrong action, indecorous conduct, or other impropriety: hardly used attributively: followed by of, or by a dependent clause with that.
- Reluctant through fear of shame: followed by an infinitive: as, I am ashamed to offer it, it is so little.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Affected by shame; abashed or confused by guilt, or a conviction or consciousness of some wrong action or impropriety.
- adj. feeling shame or guilt or embarrassment or remorse
- Middle English, from Old English āsceamod, past participle of āsceamian, to feel shame : ā-, intensive pref. + sceamian, to feel shame. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I walked across the floor and I felt ashamed of my thinness and my ugliness and _I know that he knew that I was ashamed_.”
“I think the one that should be ashamed is Michael Steele.”
“The news media has the maturity level of a spoiled adolescent – you know the type of kid that is alway calling someone names and making fun and is deep down in ashamed of themselves but just can't grow up.”
“Anon still hasn't either learned to read or click through, greatly ashamed is what a conservative said he would feel as a member of VT.”
“The sweeping statement that healthy people who stay in welfare must be ashamed is flatly wrong”
“The sweeping statement that healthy people who stay in welfare must be ashamed is flatly wrong, even in the case you are wanting to use, to use the “shame” as a tool to help one self out of welfare.”
“And he used the word ashamed, which I thought was really powerful, rather than just saying we are very sorry.”
“Well neither party said the word ashamed, but she did said that a group vacation was not an option as homeland locals would be joining, and while I am welcome, my brother is not for those same locals would gossip.”
“The following instance is known to _The Christian_ as true, and to a remarkable degree indicates how thoroughly God knows our minutest needs, and how effectively He makes those who ever reproach his name ashamed of their unbelief.”
“Another reason why they must now be ashamed is because in the day of their prosperity they had looked with so much disdain upon their neighbours: Thy sister Sodom was not mentioned by thee in the day of they pride, v. 56.”
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