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Meaning of ASHAMED

Pronunciation:  u'sheymd

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*shamed"\, a. [Orig. a p. p. of ashame, v. t.]
Affected by shame; abashed or confused by guilt, or a
conviction or consciousness of some wrong action or
impropriety. ``I am ashamed to beg.'' --Wyclif.

      All that forsake thee shall be ashamed.  --Jer. xvii.

      I began to be ashamed of sitting idle.   --Johnson.

      Enough to make us ashamed of our species. --Macaulay.

      An ashamed person can hardly endure to meet the gaze of
      those present.                           --Darwin.

Note: Ashamed seldom precedes the noun or pronoun it
      qualifies. By a Hebraism, it is sometimes used in the
      Bible to mean disappointed, or defeated.

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