Translation of "shame" - English-Spanish dictionary

shame

noun uk /ʃeɪm/
a shame

A2 something you say about something that disappoints you

una lástima
What a shame that Joe couldn’t come!
It was a shame it rained every day on holiday.

[ no plural ] a bad feeling about something wrong that you have done

vergüenza

(Translation of “shame” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

shame

noun /ʃeim/

(often with at) an unpleasant feeling caused by awareness of guilt, fault, foolishness or failure

vergüenza, pena
I was full of shame at my rudeness
He felt no shame at his behaviour/behavior.

dishonour/dishonor or disgrace

deshonra
The news that he had accepted bribes brought shame on his whole family.

(with a) a cause of disgrace or a matter for blame

vergüenza
It’s a shame to treat a child so cruelly.

(with a) a pity

pena, lástima
What a shame that he didn’t get the job!
shameful adjective

disgraceful

vergonzoso
shameful behaviour/behavior.
shamefully adverb

vergonzosamente
a shamefully poor performance.
shamefulness noun

vergüenza, deshonra
shameless adjective

without shame; blatant

desvergonzado, sinvergüenza
a shameless liar
shameless deception.

not modest

descarado
a shameless woman.
shamelessly adverb

descaradamente
shamelessness noun

descaro
shamefaced adjective

showing shame or embarrassment

avergonzado, apenado
He was very shamefaced about his mistake.
put to shame

to make feel ashamed of something or to make seem to be of poor quality by showing greater excellence

dejar a alguien en evidencia
Your beautiful drawing puts me/mine to shame.
to my/his etc shame

it is a cause of shame to me, him etc that

para mi vergüenza
To my shame, my daughter always beats me at chess.

(Translation of “shame” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)