- Shameful Shame"ful, a.
1. Bringing shame or disgrace; injurious to reputation;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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shameful — index arrant (onerous), contemptible, depraved, diffident, disgraceful, disreputable, gross (flagrant … Law dictionary
shameful — (adj.) O.E. scemful modest; see SHAME (Cf. shame) + FUL (Cf. ful). Meaning disgraceful, causing shame is from early 14c. Related: Shamefully; shamefulness … Etymology dictionary
shameful — [adj] atrocious; disreputable base, carnal, contemptible, corrupt, dastardly, debauched, degrading, diabolical, disgraceful, dishonorable, drunken, embarrassing, flagrant, heinous, humiliating, ignominious, immodest, immoral, impure, indecent,… … New thesaurus
shameful — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ worthy of or causing shame. DERIVATIVES shamefully adverb shamefulness noun … English terms dictionary
shameful — [shāmfəl] adj. 1. bringing or causing shame or disgrace; disgraceful 2. not just, moral, or decent; offensive shamefully adv. shamefulness n … English World dictionary
shameful — adj. 1) shameful to + inf. (it was shameful of them to surrender) 2) shameful that + clause (it was shameful that they surrendered) * * * [ ʃeɪmf(ə)l] shameful to + inf. (it was shameful of them to surrender) shameful that + clause (it was… … Combinatory dictionary
shameful — shame|ful [ˈʃeımfəl] adj shameful behaviour or actions are so bad that someone should feel ashamed ▪ It s shameful the way some people treat their pets. ▪ a shameful family secret >shamefully adv >shamefulness n [U] … Dictionary of contemporary English
shameful — adjective shameful behaviour is so bad that people think you should be ashamed of it: It s shameful the way some people treat their pets. | a shameful family secret shamefully adverb shamefulness noun (U) … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
shameful — shamefully, adv. shamefulness, n. /shaym feuhl/, adj. 1. causing shame: shameful behavior. 2. disgraceful or scandalous: shameful treatment. [bef. 950; ME; OE scamful. See SHAME, FUL] Syn. 1. mortifying, humiliating. 2. dishonorable, ignominious … Universalium
shameful — [[t]ʃe͟ɪmfʊl[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe a person s action or attitude as shameful, you think that it is so bad that the person ought to be ashamed. ...the most shameful episode in US naval history. Derived words: shamefully ADV … English dictionary