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.
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,