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Shame or embarrassment - synonyms or related words

shame

noun

a guilty and embarrassed feeling that you have when you or someone else has behaved badly

embarrassment

noun

a feeling of being nervous or ashamed because of what people know or think about you

guilt

noun

a feeling of being ashamed and sorry because you have done something wrong

inhibition

noun

a feeling of being embarrassed or not confident that makes it difficult to relax and do or say what you want to

humiliation

noun

the unhappy and ashamed feeling that you get when something embarrassing happens

chagrin

noun

formal

a feeling of being very annoyed, disappointed, or embarrassed

discomfort

noun

a feeling of being embarrassed

cringe

noun

a feeling that you get when you are embarrassed or ashamed about something

ignominy

noun

formal

a situation where you feel embarrassed and lose other people’s respect

mortification

noun

formal

a feeling of being extremely embarrassed or ashamed

bit rot

when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available

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