Shame

What is Shame ?

Shame is (noun) 1. feeling caused by having done something which you should not have done To my shame, I did nothing to help. She went bright red with shame. to die of shame to feel very ashamed I could have died of shame! 2. what a shame, it’s a shame how sad What a shame you could- n’t come to the party! It’s a shame your fa- ther isn’t well – I’m sure he would have enjoyed the play. It’s a shame to have to go to the office on such a glorious day. shame on you! you should be ashamed of yourself(verb) to shame someone into doing some- thing to make someone do something be- cause they feel ashamed We hope to shame her into contributing to the party.

 

source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level