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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ashamed  \A*shamed"\,  a.  [Orig.  a  p.  p.  of  ashame,  v.  t.] 
  Affected  by  shame;  abashed  or  confused  by  guilt,  or  a 
  conviction  or  consciousness  of  some  wrong  action  or 
  impropriety.  ``I  am  ashamed  to  beg.''  --Wyclif. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ashamed 
  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}] 




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