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Synonyms

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

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discomfiture

noun

literary a feeling of being embarrassed

guilt trip

noun

informal a strong feeling of being guilty that makes you behave in a particular way

modesty

noun

a feeling of being shy or embarrassed about other people seeing your body

repentance

noun

the act of showing that you feel ashamed and sorry because you recognize that you have done something wrong, especially against the rules of your religion

shame

noun

the ability to feel guilty or embarrassed when you or someone else behaves badly

shame

noun

loss of respect or a good reputation because of your own or someone else’s bad behaviour or bad performance

stigma

noun

a feeling that something is wrong or embarrassing in some way

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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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