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shameful

adjective     /ˈʃeɪm.fəl/ disapproving
C1 deserving blame, or being a reason for feeling ashamed: I couldn't see anything shameful in what I had done. The crime figures are shameful. The family kept their shameful secret for years.Humiliating and degrading shamefully     /-i/ adverb disapproving Both of you have behaved shamefully. The children had been shamefully neglected.Humiliating and degrading shamefulness     /-nəs/ noun [U]
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