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Meaning & Definition of Shameful in English

English

Shameful

/ʃemfəl/

adjective

1. (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame

  • "Man...has written one of his blackest records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands"- rachel carson
  • "An ignominious retreat"
  • "Inglorious defeat"
  • "An opprobrious monument to human greed"
  • "A shameful display of cowardice"
    synonym:
  • black
  • ,
  • disgraceful
  • ,
  • ignominious
  • ,
  • inglorious
  • ,
  • opprobrious
  • ,
  • shameful

2. Giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation

  • "Scandalous behavior"
  • "The wicked rascally shameful conduct of the bankrupt"- thackeray
  • "The most shocking book of its time"
    synonym:
  • disgraceful
  • ,
  • scandalous
  • ,
  • shameful
  • ,
  • shocking

Examples of using

I have no patience with those who say that sexual excitement is shameful and that venereal stimuli have their origin not in nature, but in sin. Nothing is so far from the truth.
He got a shameful title.