Synonyms of shame in English:

shame


See definition of shame

noun

1‘Lily walked in front of him, her face scarlet with shame’

SYNONYMS

humiliation, mortification, chagrin, ignominy, loss of face, shamefacedness, embarrassment, indignity, abashment, discomfort, discomfiture, discomposure

ANTONYMS

pride

2‘I felt a pang of shame at telling Alice a lie’

SYNONYMS

guilt, remorse, contrition, compunction

ANTONYMS

indifference

3‘the incident had brought shame on the family’

SYNONYMS

disgrace, dishonour, discredit, degradation, ignominy, disrepute, ill-repute, infamy, scandal, odium, opprobrium, obloquy, condemnation, contempt

rare disesteem, reprobation, derogation

ANTONYMS

honour, glory

4‘it's a shame she never married’

SYNONYMS

pity, misfortune, crying shame, cause for regret, source of regret, sad thing, unfortunate thing

bad luck, ill luck

informal bummer, crime, sin

5‘this situation is a shame to our country’

SYNONYMS

discredit to, disgrace to, stain on, blemish on, blot on, blot on the escutcheon of, slur on, reproach to, bad reflection on

stigma, scandal, outrage

literary smirch on

ANTONYMS

credit


verb

1‘you have shamed your family's name’

SYNONYMS

disgrace, dishonour, discredit, bring into disrepute, degrade, debase, defame, stigmatize, taint, sully, tarnish, besmirch, stain, blacken, drag through the mire, drag through the mud, give a bad name to, put in a bad light

ANTONYMS

honour, do credit to, enhance the reputation of

2‘he had been shamed in public’

SYNONYMS

humiliate, mortify, make someone feel ashamed, chagrin, embarrass, abash, chasten, humble, put someone in their place, take down a peg or two, cut down to size, show up

North American informal make someone eat crow

US informal own


Phrases

    put someone/something to shame

      SYNONYMS

      outshine, outclass, overshadow, eclipse, surpass, excel, be superior to, outstrip, outdo, put in the shade, upstage, leave behind

      show up, humble

      informal

      run rings around, be head and shoulders above, leave standing, knock into a cocked hat

      British informal

      knock spots off

      archaic

      outrival, outvie

      rare

      put to the blush

      ANTONYMS

      not be a patch on