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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/
(Definition of shameful from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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shamefuladjective

 us   /ˈʃeɪm·fəl/
causing you to ​feelguilty or ​ashamed, or being a ​cause for ​feelingashamed: [+ that clause] It’s shameful that his own ​country did not ​fullyappreciate his ​talent until it was ​recognizedabroad.
(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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