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"shameful" in British English

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shamefuladjective

uk   /ˈʃeɪm.fəl/ us   /ˈʃeɪm.fəl/ disapproving
shamefully
adverb uk   /ˈʃeɪm.fəl.i/ us   /ˈʃeɪm.fəl.i/ disapproving
Both of you have behaved shamefully. The children had been shamefully neglected.
shamefulness
noun [U] uk   /ˈʃeɪm.fəl.nəs/ us   /ˈʃeɪm.fəl.nəs/
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shamefuladjective

us   /ˈʃeɪm·fəl/
causing you to feel guilty or ashamed, or being a cause for feeling ashamed: [+ that clause] It’s shameful that his own country did not fully appreciate his talent until it was recognized abroad.
(Definition of shameful from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shameful”
in Arabic مُخجِل…
in Korean 부끄러운, 수치스러운…
in Portuguese vergonhoso…
in Catalan vergonyós…
in Japanese 恥ずべき…
in Chinese (Simplified) 可耻的,丢脸的…
in Turkish utanç verici, yüz kızartıcı, ayıp…
in Russian позорный, постыдный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 可恥的,丟臉的…
in Italian vergognoso…
in Polish wstydliwy…
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