Definition of Shameful

1. Adjective. (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame. "A shameful display of cowardice"




2. Adjective. Giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation. "The most shocking book of its time"
Exact synonyms: Disgraceful, Scandalous, Shocking
Similar to: Immoral
Derivative terms: Scandal, Scandalousness, Shamefulness

Definition of Shameful

1. a. Bringing shame or disgrace; injurious to reputation; disgraceful.

Definition of Shameful

1. Adjective. causing or meriting shame or disgrace; disgraceful ¹

2. Adjective. giving offense ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shameful

1. disgraceful [adj] - See also: disgraceful

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shameful

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shambolically
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shame, shame
shame on you
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shamefast
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shameful (current term)
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shamelike
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shamers
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Literary usage of Shameful

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1. Southern History of the War by Edward Alfred Pollard (1866)
"A shameful failure.—The "electoral necessity" at Washington. ... shameful rout of the Confederates.—The Valley campaign virtually ended. ..."

2. The American Revolution by John Fiske (1891)
"The conduct of the government in declaring war against Holland was denounced by the Whigs as criminal, and the true character of the shameful affair of St. ..."

3. The American Revolution by John Fiske (1896)
"shameful J , . , The conduct of the government in declaring war against Holland was denounced by the Whigs as criminal, and the true character of the ..."

4. The Law of Nations: Or, Principles of the Law of Nature, Applied to the by Emer de Vattel, Joseph Chitty (1883)
"If every man is obliged to entertain a sincere love for his country, and to promote its welfare as far as in his power, it is a shameful and detestable ..."

5. The Political History of England by William Hunt, Reginald Lane Poole (1905)
"This surrender provoked the liveliest indignation, and men called the treaty of Northampton the " shameful peace," and ascribed it to the treachery or ..."

6. History of England from the Accession of Henry III to the Death of Edward by Thomas Frederick Tout (1905)
"This surrender provoked the liveliest indignation, and men called the treaty of Northampton the " shameful peace," and ascribed it to the treachery or ..."

7. A Book of Famous Verse by Agnes Repplier (1892)
"shameful DEATH shameful DEATH THERE were four of us about that bed; The mass-priest knelt at the side, I and his mother stood at the head, Over his feet lay ..."

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