Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun shame

3 senses of shame

Sense 1
shame -- (a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt)
       => feeling -- (the experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual")

Sense 2
shame, disgrace, ignominy -- (a state of dishonor; "one mistake brought shame to all his family"; "suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison")
       => dishonor, dishonour -- (a state of shame or disgrace; "he was resigned to a life of dishonor")

Sense 3
pity, shame -- (an unfortunate development; "it's a pity he couldn't do it")
       => misfortune, bad luck -- (unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb shame

4 senses of shame

Sense 1
dishonor, disgrace, dishonour, attaint, shame -- (bring shame or dishonor upon; "he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime")

Sense 2
shame -- (compel through a sense of shame; "She shamed him into making amends")
       => compel, oblige, obligate -- (force somebody to do something; "We compel all students to fill out this form")

Sense 3
shame -- (cause to be ashamed)
       => arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke -- (call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy")

Sense 4
shame -- (surpass or beat by a wide margin)
       => surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperform -- (be or do something to a greater degree; "her performance surpasses that of any other student I know"; "She outdoes all other athletes"; "This exceeds all my expectations"; "This car outperforms all others in its class")

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