Pronunciation: (u-shāmd'), [key]
1. feeling shame; distressed or embarrassed by feelings of guilt, foolishness, or disgrace: He felt ashamed for having spoken so cruelly.
2. unwilling or restrained because of fear of shame, ridicule, or disapproval: They were ashamed to show their work.
3. Chiefly Midland U.S.(esp. of children) bashful; timid.
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