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Noun shame has 3 senses
  1. shame - a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt
    --1 is a kind of
    --1 has particulars: conscience; self-disgust, self-hatred; embarrassment
    Derived forms: verb shame3, verb shame2, verb shame1
  2. shame, disgrace, ignominy - a state of dishonor; "one mistake brought shame to all his family"; "suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison"
    --2 is a kind of dishonor, dishonour
    --2 has particulars: humiliation; obloquy, opprobrium; odium; reproach
    Derived forms: verb shame2, verb shame1
  3. pity, shame - an unfortunate development; "it's a pity he couldn't do it"
    --3 is a kind of misfortune, bad luck
Verb shame has 4 senses
  1. dishonor, disgrace, dishonour, attaint, shame - bring shame or dishonor upon; "he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime"
    Derived forms: noun shame2, noun shame1
    Sample sentence:
    The performance is likely to shame Sue
  2. shame - compel through a sense of shame; "She shamed him into making amends"
    --2 is one way to
    compel, oblige, obligate
    Derived forms: noun shame2, noun shame1
    Sample sentences:
    They shame him to write the letter
    The performance is likely to shame Sue
  3. shame - cause to be ashamed
    --3 is one way to
    arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke
    Derived form: noun shame1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  4. shame - surpass or beat by a wide margin
    --4 is one way to
    surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperform
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot shame Sue
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