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Someone or something that makes you ashamed or embarrassed

embarrassment

noun

someone or something that makes you feel ashamed

spectacle

noun

an embarrassing event

degradation

noun

a situation or condition that makes someone feel ashamed and makes people lose respect for them

indignity

noun

a situation that makes you feel embarrassed or ashamed

humiliation

noun

something that makes you feel very embarrassed and ashamed

disgrace

noun

someone or something that you should feel guilty or sorry about because they are very bad

reproach

noun

something that makes you feel ashamed or embarrassed

hang-up

noun

something that you are worried or embarrassed about, especially something that is not very important

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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sandwich woman

a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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