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Meaning of SHAMEFUL

Pronunciation:  'sheymfûl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame; "Man...has written one of his blackest records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands"- Rachel Carson; "an ignominious retreat"; "inglorious defeat"; "an opprobrious monument to human greed"; "a shameful display of cowardice"
  2. [adj]  giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation; "scandalous behavior"; "the wicked rascally shameful conduct of the bankrupt"- Thackeray; "the most shocking book of its time"

SHAMEFUL is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: black, disgraceful, dishonorable, dishonourable, ignominious, immoral, inglorious, opprobrious, scandalous, shocking



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Shame"ful\, a.
1. Bringing shame or disgrace; injurious to reputation;

         His naval preparations were not more surprising than
         his quick and shameful retreat.       --Arbuthnot.

2. Exciting the feeling of shame in others; indecent; as, a
   shameful picture; a shameful sight. --Spenser.

Syn: Disgraceful; reproachful; indecent; unbecoming;
     degrading; scandalous; ignominious; infamous. --
     {Shame"ful*ly}, adv. -- {Shame"ful*ness}, n.