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ashamed

adjective
     
a‧shamed S3 [not before noun]
1 feeling embarrassed and guilty because of something you have done
ashamed of/at
I felt ashamed of the things I'd said to him.
be ashamed to do something
I'm ashamed to admit that I've never read any of his books.
ashamed that
I'm ashamed that I haven't replied to your letter yet.
bitterly/deeply/thoroughly ashamed
Anna felt thoroughly ashamed when she realized what she'd said.
Everyone cries sometimes - it's nothing to be ashamed of.
be/feel ashamed of yourself
You should be ashamed of yourself.
2 feeling uncomfortable because someone does something that embarrasses you
ashamed of
Many children feel ashamed of their parents.
be ashamed to be/do something
Their behaviour makes me ashamed to be British.

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