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Synonyms for shame

Synonyms for shame

a great disappointment or regrettable fact

to cause to feel embarrassment, dishonor, and often guilt


to damage in reputation

Synonyms for shame

a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt

an unfortunate development


Related Words

bring shame or dishonor upon

compel through a sense of shame

surpass or beat by a wide margin

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In 1968 East Pakistan, in a village called Madhukhali, shame is a virtue Sariyah never mastered.
It is a shame that a minority will bring shame on all the charitable and kind people who live there.
This presentation will help participants better understand the role of shame in addiction and recovery and how to help those seeking recovery gain the courage to address the fears that keep their shame alive.
MY FIRST EXPERIENCE OF SHAME came in the aftermath of my parents' divorce at the age of eight.
The definition of shame has been extensively debated in the psychological literature (Tangney& Dearing, 2002).
By contrast, Professor Jacquet disagrees that being shamed publically is a bad thing, rather that shame is a tool that brings about powerful social change, not against individuals but resistance against corrupt institutions.
The relationship between religion and shame has historically been confusing and complex, needing further study (Luyten, Corveleyn, & Fontaine, 1998).
While humiliation may well be--indeed likely will be--a feature of defendant's experience in standing before a post office with such a sign, the humiliation or shame he experiences should serve the salutary purpose of bringing defendant in close touch with the real significance of the crime he has acknowledged committing.
It's the shame of 93,000 lost jobs in the public sector in Yorkshire alone since 2010.
When hidden, he continued, shame causes serious struggles not only for individuals but also for groups.
Last year, the Saudi authorities said that they would name and shame people involved in smuggling, transporting, sheltering or employing absconded, illegal or undocumented foreign women.
Security Council to authorize military intervention in Libya in 2011 was greeted as a triumph of the power of shame in international law.
The first is that shame is essentially a social emotion elicited by the disapproving gaze of others; the second is that shame is an "ugly" emotion, deserving a negative moral evaluation because both its felt manifestations and the actions it tends to elicit are maladaptive (self-destructive and antisocial).
Although shame is a detrimental emotional state often found in a variety of mental health concerns, treatment approaches for addressing it are scarce.
I asked my son how the children had responded, and he said one or two students told the director that they were stupid, some said they should have studied more and others could not say anything and simply stood there and hung their heads in shame.