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To be, or to become ashamed or embarrassed - thesaurus


be ashamed of someone

to feel disappointed and upset by someone’s behavior



if you blush, your cheeks become red because you feel embarrassed or ashamed



to react to something with a sudden expression on your face that shows you are embarrassed or feel pain

feel bad (about something)

to feel guilty or unhappy about something

make a fool of yourself

to make yourself seem stupid by behaving in a silly or embarrassing way



to feel embarrassed or ashamed about something

be caught with your pants down

to be embarrassed by something that happens because you are not prepared for it

reproach yourself

to feel ashamed and angry because you know that you have done something wrong

feel awful

to feel guilty or sad

hang your head

to look downward because you feel ashamed

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be ashamed of someone

to feel embarrassed because you are related to someone or connected with them

be ashamed to do something

to fail to do something, or not want to do it, because it would make you feel guilty or embarrassed



formal to feel embarrassed or ashamed

feel rotten

to feel sorry or guilty about something that you have done

have/get egg on your face

to be embarrassed or appear stupid because something that you tried to do has gone wrong



to cause or experience a guilty or embarrassed feeling, when you know you are doing something wrong

put your foot in your mouth

to accidentally say something that is embarrassing or that upsets or annoys someone. The British expression is put your foot in it.



formal to recognize that you have done something wrong and to feel ashamed and sorry about it, especially when you have done something against the rules of your religion



to look or feel embarrassed and uncomfortable

want to curl up and die

informal used to tell someone how you felt when something very embarrassing happened



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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