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 is a shame that they are not better known’

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 or 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