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Dictionary definition for: Shame

1. (n) a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt

2. (v) bring shame or dishonor upon; "he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime"

3. (n) a state of dishonor; "one mistake brought shame to all his family" "suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison"

4. (v) compel through a sense of shame; "She shamed him into making amends"

5. (n) an unfortunate development; "it''s a pity he couldn''t do it"

6. (v) cause to be ashamed

7. (v) surpass or beat by a wide margin

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