feeling guilty or embarrassed because you have done something wrong, or think that you have not reached a standard that people expect
I regret the incident and am deeply ashamed and embarrassed.
ashamed of: He’s extremely ashamed of his behaviour last night.
ashamed of yourself: You ought to be ashamed of yourself, using that kind of language!
ashamed (that): I felt ashamed that I hadn’t visited her more often.
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