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 for shame
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shame \Shame\, v. i. [AS. scamian, sceamian. See Shame, n.]
     To be ashamed; to feel shame. [R.]
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           I do shame
           To think of what a noble strain you are. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shame \Shame\, n. [OE. shame, schame, AS. scamu, sceamu; akin to
     OS. & OHG. scama, G. scham, Icel. sk["o]mm, shkamm, Sw. &
     Dan. skam, D. & G. schande, Goth. skanda shame, skaman sik to
     be ashamed; perhaps from a root skam meaning to cover, and
     akin to the root (kam) of G. hemd shirt, E. chemise. Cf.
     1. A painful sensation excited by a consciousness of guilt or
        impropriety, or of having done something which injures
        reputation, or of the exposure of that which nature or
        modesty prompts us to conceal.
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              HIde, for shame,
              Romans, your grandsires' images,
              That blush at their degenerate progeny. --Dryden.
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              Have you no modesty, no maiden shame? --Shak.
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     2. Reproach incurred or suffered; dishonor; ignominy;
        derision; contempt.
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              Ye have borne the shame of the heathen. --Ezek.
                                                    xxxvi. 6.
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              Honor and shame from no condition rise. --Pope.
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              And every woe a tear can claim
              Except an erring sister's shame.      --Byron.
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     3. The cause or reason of shame; that which brings reproach,
        and degrades a person in the estimation of others;
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              O C?sar, what a wounding shame is this! --Shak.
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              Guides who are the shame of religion. --Shak.
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     4. The parts which modesty requires to be covered; the
        private parts. --Isa. xlvii. 3.
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     For shame! you should be ashamed; shame on you!
     To put to shame, to cause to feel shame; to humiliate; to
        disgrace. "Let them be driven backward and put to shame
        that wish me evil." --Ps. xl. 14.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shame \Shame\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shamed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To make ashamed; to excite in (a person) a comsciousness
        of guilt or impropriety, or of conduct derogatory to
        reputation; to put to shame.
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              Were there but one righteous in the world, he would
              . . . shame the world, and not the world him.
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     2. To cover with reproach or ignominy; to dishonor; to
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              And with foul cowardice his carcass shame.
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     3. To mock at; to deride. [Obs. or R.]
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              Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor. --Ps. xiv.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy
           or guilt
      2: a state of dishonor; "one mistake brought shame to all his
         family"; "suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison"
         [syn: shame, disgrace, ignominy]
      3: an unfortunate development; "it's a pity he couldn't do it"
         [syn: pity, shame]
      v 1: bring shame or dishonor upon; "he dishonored his family by
           committing a serious crime" [syn: dishonor, disgrace,
           dishonour, attaint, shame] [ant: honor, honour,
      2: compel through a sense of shame; "She shamed him into making
      3: cause to be ashamed
      4: surpass or beat by a wide margin

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  160 Moby Thesaurus words for "shame":
     abasement, abash, abashment, abomination, apologies, atrocity,
     attrition, ayenbite of inwit, bad, besmirch, bitterness, blacken,
     bring down, bring into discredit, bring low, bring shame upon,
     bully, burning shame, byword, byword of reproach, calamity,
     calumniate, calumniation, cast reproach upon, catastrophe, chagrin,
     chasten, coerce, comedown, contempt, contriteness, contrition,
     coyness, debase, debasement, decency, decorousness, decorum,
     defamation, defame, deflate, deflation, defrock, degradation,
     degrade, delicacy, denigration, deplume, derogation, descent,
     desecration, diffidence, dirty shame, disaster, disconcert,
     discountenance, discredit, disesteem, disfavor, disgrace, dishonor,
     disparagement, displume, disrepute, drive, dump, eclipse, elegance,
     embarrass, embarrassment, error, evil, force, grief, guilt,
     hangdog look, humble, humbled pride, humiliate, humiliation,
     humility, ignominy, impute shame to, infamy, iniquity, knavery,
     let down, letdown, low-down dirty shame, modesty, mortification,
     mortify, obliquity, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, outclass, outdo,
     outrage, outshine, outstrip, overshadow, peccancy, pillory, pity,
     profanation, propriety, prudishness, pudency, pudicity, push,
     put down, put out, put to shame, put-down, reflect discredit upon,
     regret, regretfulness, regrets, regretting, remorse,
     remorse of conscience, remorsefulness, repining, reproach,
     reprobacy, respectability, sacrilege, scandal, scandalize,
     seemliness, self-abasement, self-abnegation, self-diminishment,
     self-reproach, setdown, shamefacedness, shamefastness,
     shamefulness, show up, shyness, sin, smear, sorriness, sorrow,
     stain, stigmatize, subdue, suppress, surpass, taint, tarnish,
     terrible thing, timidity, unfrock, vilification, villainy,
     violation, wistfulness, wrong

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