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shameful

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