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English definition of “shame”

shame

noun
 
 
/ʃeɪm/
a shame A2 If you describe something as a shame, you are disappointed that it has happened: [+ to do sth] It's a real shame to waste all this food. [+ (that)] What a shame that they had to destroy such a beautiful building.Sadness and regret
[U] a feeling of being embarrassed and guilty about something bad that you have done: to be filled with shameSadness and regretHumiliating and degradingAshamed and embarrassed
have no shame to not feel embarrassed or guilty about doing bad or embarrassing thingsShamelessness
(Definition of shame noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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