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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 shame·ful /ˈʃemfəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shame·ful a.
 1. Bringing shame or disgrace; injurious to reputation; disgraceful.
    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.
 Syn: -- Disgraceful; reproachful; indecent; unbecoming; degrading; scandalous; ignominious; infamous.
 -- Shame*ful*ly, adv. -- Shame*ful*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: (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" [syn: black,
              disgraceful, ignominious, inglorious, opprobrious]
      2: 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" [syn: disgraceful, scandalous,