Definition of “shameful” - English Dictionary

“shameful” in British English

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uk /ˈʃeɪm.fəl/ us /ˈʃeɪm.fəl/ disapproving
adverb uk /ˈʃeɪm.fəl.i/ us /ˈʃeɪm.fəl.i/ disapproving

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

(Definition of “shameful” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“shameful” in American English

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us /ˈʃeɪm·fəl/

causing you to feel guilty or ashamed, or being a cause for feeling ashamed:

[ + that clause ] It’s shameful that his own country did not fully appreciate his talent until it was recognized abroad.

(Definition of “shameful” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)