ashamed ashamed  /ə ˈʃeɪmd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) feeling shame or guilt or embarrassment or remorse

Usage(s):

  1. One watches transfixed, yet ashamed, as personal dignity gives way to political desperation and hard-won respect is replaced by ribald laughter.
  2. Four hours later, you finally arrive home, mutter something to your spouse about a late meeting and go to bed spent and ashamed.
  3. He was almost ashamed of it.

News

  1. IRS scandal far from 'foolish mistake'

    After having seen and read all the testimony and explanations, or lack thereof, of the various scandals perpetrated by President Obama and this administration, I am devastated and ashamed to call myself a Democrat.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Journal News

  2. Video: Signs That L.A. Has Gotten Under Your Skin

    There are some things about living in Los Angeles that we can all agree on. For instance: If you're from a cold-weather locale, your blood will thin within your first year of moving here and you become ashamed of that fact. [ more › ]
    on June 11, 2013     Source: LAist

Quotes

  1. "It is difficult for me to understand how it was possible that priests betray in this way their mission...... to these children," the Pope said en-route to the United States. "I am deeply ashamed and we will do what is possible so this cannot...
    on Apr 16, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Scopical

  2. On June 17, Texas Congressman Joe Barton, the ranking Republican member of the House Energy Committee, had this to say to BP CEO Tony Hayward: "I'm ashamed of what happened in the White House yesterday. I think it is a tragedy of the first...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Joe Barton Source: Weekly Volcano

  3. In a statement, Lohan said: "It is clear to me that my life has become completely unmanageable because I am addicted to alcohol and drugs. Recently I relapsed and did things for which I am ashamed. I broke the law and today I took responsibility by...
    on Aug 23, 2007 By: Lindsay Lohan Source: BBC News

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