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shameful

adjective
 
 
/ˈʃeɪmfəl/
Something shameful is bad and should make you feel embarrassed and guilty: shameful scenesHumiliating and degrading
shamefully adverb
Translations of “shameful”
in Korean 부끄러운, 수치스러운…
in Arabic مُخجِل…
in Portuguese vergonhoso…
in Catalan vergonyós…
in Japanese 恥ずべき…
in Italian vergognoso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 可恥的,丟臉的…
in Russian позорный, постыдный…
in Turkish utanç verici, yüz kızartıcı, ayıp…
in Chinese (Simplified) 可耻的,丢脸的…
in Polish wstydliwy…
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