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Meaning of shame

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy
           or guilt
      2: a state of dishonor; "one mistake brought shame to all his
         family"; "suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison"
         [syn: {shame}, {disgrace}, {ignominy}]
      3: an unfortunate development; "it's a pity he couldn't do it"
         [syn: {pity}, {shame}]
      v 1: bring shame or dishonor upon; "he dishonored his family by
           committing a serious crime" [syn: {dishonor}, {disgrace},
           {dishonour}, {attaint}, {shame}] [ant: {honor}, {honour},
      2: compel through a sense of shame; "She shamed him into making
      3: cause to be ashamed
      4: surpass or beat by a wide margin

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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