A·shamed a. Affected by shame; abashed or confused by guilt, or a conviction or consciousness of some wrong action or impropriety. “I am ashamed to beg.”
All that forsake thee shall be ashamed. --Jer. xvii. 13.
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.
adj : used of persons; feeling shame or guilt or embarrassment or
remorse; "are you ashamed for having lied?"; "felt
ashamed of my torn coat" [syn: ashamed(p)] [ant: unashamed]