How to use
it's a shame/what a shame etc
used when you wish a situation was different, and you feel sad or disappointed
'She's failed her test again.' 'What a shame!'
It's a shame that
you have to leave so soon.
What a shame
we missed the wedding.
it is a shame to do something
It's a shame to cover this beautiful table with a tablecloth.
I can't imagine why they canceled your show, Tracy.
That's such a shame
a crying/great/terrible shame
It was a crying shame that they lost the game.
the feeling you have when you feel guilty and embarrassed because you, or someone who is close to you, have done something wrong
He felt a deep sense of shame.
Maria blushed with shame.
To her shame
it made her feel ashamed
, she gained back all the weight she'd lost.
brought shame on
the whole family.
hang/bow your head in shame
look down, or feel like you should look down, because you feel so ashamed
I bow my head in shame when I think of how I treated her.
There's no shame in
it should not make you feel ashamed
saying 'I don't know'.
the ability to feel shame
How could you do such a thing?
Have you no shame
shame on you/him/them etc
used to say that someone should feel guilty or embarrassed because of something they have done
Shame on you, Fred. I thought you were my friend!
put somebody/something to shame
to be so much better than someone or something else that it makes the other thing seem very bad or ordinary
His cooking puts mine to shame.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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