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shameful (adj.)

Old English scamful "modest;" see shame (n.) + -ful. Meaning "disgraceful, causing shame" is from c. 1300. Related: Shamefully; shamefulness. Middle English shamely (adv.) "shamefully" for some reason has fallen from use. Old English scamlic (adj.) "shameful, disgraceful," but this also could mean "modest."

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Definitions of shameful from WordNet

shameful (adj.)
(used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame; "Man...has written one of his blackest records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands"- Rachel Carson;
a shameful display of cowardice
shameful (adj.)
giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation; "the wicked rascally shameful conduct of the bankrupt"- Thackeray;
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