• Shaming Definition & Synonyms
- (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shame
• Sham Definition & Synonyms
- (v. i.) To make false pretenses; to deceive; to feign; to impose.
- (n.) A false front, or removable ornamental covering.
- (a.) False; counterfeit; pretended; feigned; unreal; as, a sham fight.
- (v. t.) To trick; to cheat; to deceive or delude with false pretenses.
- (v. t.) To obtrude by fraud or imposition.
- (n.) That which deceives expectation; any trick, fraud, or device that deludes and disappoint; a make-believe; delusion; imposture, humbug.
- (v. t.) To assume the manner and character of; to imitate; to ape; to feign.
• Shame Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) To be ashamed; to feel shame.
- (n.) The parts which modesty requires to be covered; the private parts.
- (v. t.) To cover with reproach or ignominy; to dishonor; to disgrace.
- (v. t.) To mock at; to deride.
- (n.) Reproach incurred or suffered; dishonor; ignominy; derision; contempt.
- (v. t.) To make ashamed; to excite in (a person) a comsciousness of guilt or impropriety, or of conduct derogatory to reputation; to put to shame.
- (n.) 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.
- (n.) The cause or reason of shame; that which brings reproach, and degrades a person in the estimation of others; disgrace.