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ashamed

adjective [after verb]     /əˈʃeɪmd/
B1 feeling guilty or embarrassed about something you have done or a quality in your character: You've got nothing to be ashamed of. She ought to be thoroughly ashamed of herself - talking to her mother like that! [+ to infinitive] He was ashamed to admit to his mistake. [+ that] I was ashamed that I'd made so little effort. I'm ashamed to be seen with you when you behave so badly! I felt so ashamed of myself for making such a fuss. I'm so ashamed of you (= embarrassed to be connected with you)!Ashamed and embarrassed
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