1. feeling shame or guilt or embarrassment or remorse
; - Example: "are you ashamed for having lied?"- Example: "felt ashamed of my torn coat"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ashamed \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.
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.
Note: Ashamed seldom precedes the noun or pronoun it
qualifies. By a Hebraism, it is sometimes used in the
Bible to mean disappointed, or defeated.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: feeling shame or guilt or embarrassment or remorse; "are
you ashamed for having lied?"; "felt ashamed of my torn
coat" [ant: unashamed]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
42 Moby Thesaurus words for "ashamed":
abashed, abject, blushing, chagrined, chapfallen,
conscience-smitten, conscience-stricken, contrite, crestfallen,
crushed, discomfited, embarrassed, full of remorse, hangdog,
humbled, humiliated, mean, mortified, out of countenance, penitent,
red-faced, regretful, remorseful, repentant, repining, rueful,
self-accusing, self-condemning, self-convicting, self-debasing,
self-flagellating, self-humiliating, self-punishing,
self-reproaching, shamed, shamefaced, shamefast, shameful,
sheepish, sorry, unhappy about, wistful