Synonyms for shame

Synonyms for (noun) shame

Synonyms: pity, shame

Definition: an unfortunate development

Usage: it's a pity he couldn't do it

Similar words: misfortune, bad luck

Definition: unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event


Synonyms: shame

Definition: a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt

Similar words: feeling

Definition: the experiencing of affective and emotional states

Usage: she had a feeling of euphoria; he had terrible feelings of guilt; I disliked him and the feeling was mutual


Synonyms: disgrace, ignominy, shame

Definition: a state of dishonor

Usage: one mistake brought shame to all his family; suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison

Similar words: dishonor, dishonour

Definition: a state of shame or disgrace

Usage: he was resigned to a life of dishonor

Synonyms for (verb) shame

Synonyms: shame

Definition: surpass or beat by a wide margin

Similar words: outdo, outgo, outmatch, outperform, outstrip, exceed, surmount, surpass

Definition: be or do something to a greater degree

Usage: her performance surpasses that of any other student I know; She outdoes all other athletes; This exceeds all my expectations; This car outperforms all others in its class


Synonyms: shame

Definition: cause to be ashamed

Similar words: kindle, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, arouse, raise, provoke

Definition: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

Usage: arouse pity; raise a smile; evoke sympathy


Synonyms: shame

Definition: compel through a sense of shame

Usage: She shamed him into making amends

Similar words: obligate, oblige, compel

Definition: force somebody to do something

Usage: We compel all students to fill out this form