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verb [transitive] shame pronunciation in American English /ʃeɪm/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleshaming
past tenseshamed
past participleshamed
  1. 1
    to make someone feel guilty or embarrassed
    The behavior of the fans has shamed the team.
  2. 2
    to cause yourself or someone else to lose respect or a good reputation
    Mom thought my divorce shamed the family.
  3. 3
    to make someone or something seem bad or less impressive by comparison
    The clarity of the new TV shames even some movie screens.

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… a feeling of pleasure you get from spending time doing what you want and not worrying about what other people are doing or saying

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