Meaning of “shame” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun uk us /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.

[ U ] a feeling of being embarrassed and guilty about something bad that you have done:

to be filled with shame
have no shame

to not feel embarrassed or guilty about doing bad or embarrassing things

(Definition of “shame noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)