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.

Ashamed seldom precedes the noun or pronoun it qualifies. By a Hebraism, it is sometimes used in the Bible to mean disappointed, or defeated.

© Webster 1913.

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