Shame Shame, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shamed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shaming}.] 1. To make ashamed; to excite in (a person) a comsciousness of guilt or impropriety, or of conduct derogatory to reputation; to put to shame. [1913 Webster]

Were there but one righteous in the world, he would . . . shame the world, and not the world him. --South. [1913 Webster]

2. To cover with reproach or ignominy; to dishonor; to disgrace. [1913 Webster]

And with foul cowardice his carcass shame. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

3. To mock at; to deride. [Obs. or R.] [1913 Webster]

Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor. --Ps. xiv. 6. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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