Shame for

Shame for

Shame definition is – a painful emotion caused by consciousness of guilt, shortcoming, or impropriety. How to use shame in a sentence.

Definition of shame

Definition of shame (Entry 2 of 2)

Keep scrolling for more

Synonyms & Antonyms for shame

Examples of shame in a Sentence

Quotes–> Extra Examples–> He felt shame for his lies. How could you be so rude? Have you no shame? Her crimes brought shame upon her family. He had to endure the shame of being fired. Pilot citations–>

Quotes–> Extra Examples–> He was shamed by his behavior at the party. shamed the family name with his conviction for embezzlement Pilot citations–>

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

There’s so much embarrassment and shame and frustration and the feeling that this person is just putting you in a tiny box. — Washington Post, “Boosting violence survivors’ bank accounts and self-esteem,” 20 Aug. 2019 This condemnation, insisted Lambert, had to be in public to shame Formosus’s followers. — National Geographic, “In 897, the corpse of a pope was exhumed—to be put on trial.,” 20 Aug. 2019 The collective desire for what was essentially a shame filter around fanworks was finally fading. — Aja Romano, Vox, “4.7 million fanfics are now Hugo winners, thanks to AO3 and the transformative culture that built it.,” 19 Aug. 2019 The in-your-face minimalists give her packing shame. — Beth Teitell,, “The real reason you can’t pack for a trip,” 19 Aug. 2019 What a shame about your birch tree leaves turning brown. —, “Can household vinegar kill dandelions? Ask an expert,” 17 Aug. 2019 The post received a ton of comments from people trying to body-shame her. — Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, “Dove Cameron Is Slamming Body-Shamers Who Are Coming for Her Braless Selfie,” 14 Aug. 2019 Think the pre-recession era of mondo diamond rings, super-sized fur coats, and monogramed tote bags that would put your dingy Outdoor Voices tote to shame. — Steff Yotka, Vogue, “The Year’s Most Coveted Bags Are Officially Also the Smallest,” 14 Aug. 2019 On top of being isolating and awful to deal with, this shame can also interfere with a person’s life in a lot of ways, whether that’s personally, socially, academically, or professionally. — Anna Borges, SELF, “Here’s When Hair-Pulling, Skin-Picking, or Nail-Biting Becomes a Disorder,” 13 Aug. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Presidential words that would shame haters and inspire lovers instead stay under wraps, so that some 90 percent of the press can despise Trump in peace. — Deroy Murdock, National Review, “Don’t Ignore Trump Unifying, Anti-Racist Rhetoric,” 9 Aug. 2019 So instead of standing up for and protecting breastfeeding mothers and our children, already under the duress faced by flying with our young children, KLM would rather hold up antiquated values that shame women’s bodies. — Julie Mazziotta,, “Breastfeeding Mom Warns ‘Do NOT Fly with KLM’ After Flight Attendant Says to Cover Up Per Policy,” 17 July 2019 Two things became apparent this week after a federal judge blocked President Trump’s requirement that drug prices be disclosed in TV commercials — a move intended to shame pharmaceutical companies into being friendlier to patients. — David Lazarus,, “Drug companies say you’d just be ‘confused’ if they included prices in TV ads,” 12 July 2019 The Trump administration, including Secretary Alex Azar of Health and Human Services, had argued that requiring such disclosure could shame the drugmakers into lowering their prices. — Katie Rogers,, “Judge: Trump administration cannot require drug companies to disclose prices in TV ads,” 9 July 2019 The Trump administration, including Secretary Alex M. Azar II of Health and Human Services, had argued that requiring such disclosure could shame the drugmakers into lowering their prices. — Katie Thomas, New York Times, “Judge Blocks Trump Rule Requiring Drug Companies to List Prices in TV Ads,” 8 July 2019 And Goldberg won’t be the last woman to shame another woman for taking said photos. — Alex Abad-santos, Vox, “Bella Thorne and Whoopi Goldberg’s fight over nude photos is bigger than both of them,” 21 June 2019 Players were even listed in the locker room (not before the media) to shame them. — Dave Hyde,, “Hyde: Here’s how Brian Flores is laying down the new culture with the Dolphins | Commentary,” 27 July 2019 According to Gavekal’s Wang, this extreme reaction was due to fears that the Trump administration might take action against companies that kept selling to Huawei, or publicly shame them for endangering Americans. — Gwynn Guilford, Quartz, “Trump’s war on Huawei risks hobbling US innovation,” 20 July 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word ‘shame.’ Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of shame

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


Shame for


Shame for

Apartments News Auto News Car News Credit News Insurance News Loan News Top News Pharma News Real Estate News Rental News Travel News USA News Shame for

Written by American News

Leave a Reply