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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shameful  \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.  --Spenser. 
 
  Syn:  Disgraceful;  reproachful;  indecent;  unbecoming; 
  degrading;  scandalous;  ignominious;  infamous.  -- 
  {Shame"ful*ly},  adv  --  {Shame"ful*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  shameful 
  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}, 
  {shocking}] 




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