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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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Admitting when you've made a mistake and putting things right can help you stay true to yourself and keep shame at bay.
The Liberal Justification: Corporations Cannot Feel Shame
(338) However, when it comes to feelings of shame, it is very
hard to speak of corporate shame in similar terms to the personal shame
It demonstrates a pattern of elevated shame in clinical samples that suffer from childhood sexual abuse, substance abuse disorders, eating disorders, family of origin dysfunction, and insecure attachment classifications.
In this study the ISS had excellent internal consistency: shame (a = 0.958) and self-esteem (a = 0.851).
Based on the Internalized Shame Scale recommendations (23) the sample was divided into two groups: low shame (scores < 49: N = 193) and frequent and high shame (scores > 50: N = 25).
Shame dismisses the severity of the crime with the words like "I don't know why I got so much time," "My lawyer said I would get probation," or "I don't deserve this, I had a crappy lawyer." It all sounds like the first "blame" conversation on record when Adam said the woman made him do it, and Eve said the serpent made her do it.
That is shame talking, the belief that something is inherently wrong inside of me.
Assessing jail inmates' proneness to shame and guilt--feeling bad about the behavior or the self?
But "shame" has been around nearly a thousand years
For centuries, our English word "shame" was made to
might suggest that shame is on its way, but at no place in the few
If shame is bearable, it acts as a social regulator in human relationships, encouraging self-control, and self-correction.
When shame affects are felt to be unbearable, the individual experiences a searing defenseless exposure to a vulnerable, helpless self that requires immediate relief.