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Spanish translation of “shame”

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.
(Definition of shame from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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