a. A painful emotion caused by a strong sense of guilt, embarrassment, unworthiness, or disgrace.
b. Capacity for such a feeling: Have you no shame?
2. One that brings dishonor, disgrace, or condemnation.
3. A condition of disgrace or dishonor; ignominy.
4. A great disappointment.
tr.v. shamed, sham·ing, shamesIdiom:
1. To cause to feel shame; put to shame.
2. To bring dishonor or disgrace on.
3. To disgrace by surpassing.
4. To force by making ashamed: He was shamed into making an apology.
put to shame
1. To fill with shame; disgrace.
2. To outdo thoroughly; surpass: Your productivity has put the rest of us to shame.
"Dogs have boundless enthusiasm but no sense of shame. I should have a dog as a life coach."