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To be, or to become ashamed or embarrassed - thesaurus

Synonyms

blush

verb

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

wince

verb

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

cringe

verb

to feel embarrassed or ashamed about something

reproach yourself

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

not know where to put yourself

to feel very embarrassed

put your foot in it

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

squirm

verb

to look or feel embarrassed and uncomfortable

prick

verb

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

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be ashamed of someone

to feel disappointed and upset by someone’s behaviour

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

be caught with your pants/trousers down

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

blush

verb

formal to feel embarrassed or ashamed

feel awful

to feel guilty or sad

feel rotten

to feel sorry or guilty about something that you have done

hang your head

to look downwards because you feel ashamed

have/get egg on your face

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

repent

verb

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

want to curl up and die

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

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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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