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shameful

adjective uk   /ˈʃeɪm.fəl/ disapproving us  
C1 deserving blame, or being a reason for feeling ashamed: I couldn't see anything shameful in what I had done. The crime figures are shameful. The family kept their shameful secret for years.
shamefully
adverb uk   /-i/ disapproving us  
Both of you have behaved shamefully. The children had been shamefully neglected.
shamefulness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
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