Synonyms for Shame:


stain, embarrassment, taint, blacken someone's reputation/name/character, bruise, stigma, talk trash, blot. discomposure, irritation, confusion, guilt, guilt trip, abashment, stupefaction, compunction, discomfort, inhibition, self-reproach. inhibit, wither, tease, make someone's toes curl, degradation, scandal, crush. crime, bummer, good. disappointments (noun)
downer, false dawn, letdown, brave new world, betrayal, anticlimax.
disgrace, embarrassment (noun)
discredit, guilt, stupefaction, discomposure, self-reproach, derision, stigma, compunction, blot, degradation, odium, irritation, ill repute, ignominy, chagrin, abashment, obloquy, remorse, humiliation, scandal, contempt, smear, disrepute, dishonor, opprobrium, confusion, mortification, contrition.
dismay (noun)
mortification, dismay, chagrin, consternation, vexation.
guilt (noun)
regret (noun)
lamentation, grief, rue, repentance, sorrow, regret, remorse, sorriness, contrition, contriteness, heartache, penitence, qualm.
ridicule (noun)
indignity, mockery, humiliation, joke, flippancy, caricature, deprecation, contempt, ridicule, jesting, sneering, scorn, irreverence, insult, travesty, fun, abasement burlesque, roast, taunt, irony, derision, denigration.
shame (noun)
dishonor, pity, dishonour, ignominy, disgrace, attaint.


abase (verb)
disgrace, degrade, embarrass, malign, defame, dishonor, mock, abase.
disgrace, embarrass (verb)
humiliate, degrade, ridicule, stain.
shame (verb)
expose, show up, humiliate, ostracize, discomfit, debunk.
slander (verb)
detract, denigrate, blacken, badmouth, tarnish, denounce, pillory, sully, scandalize, calumniate, discredit, besmear, traduce, libel, besmirch, vilify, slander, stigmatize, smear.

Other synonyms:

guilt trip, embarrassment, bad name, bad odor, compunction, inhibition, ill repute, bummer. disrepute, opprobrium. discomfort, inhibit. wither. crush. disgrace
obloquy, odium.
Other relevant words:
stupefaction, abashment, confusion, crush, discomfort, scandal, pity, discomposure, disappointment, degradation, ignominy, blot, letdown, downer, dishonour, wither, bad odor, stain, taint, embarrassment, obloquy, guilt, bad name, attaint, crime, compunction, inhibit, odium, irritation, bummer, opprobrium, disrepute, self-reproach, stigma.

Usage examples for shame

  1. " In good truth," I returned, " I believe you feel no shame at all." – Simon Dale by Anthony Hope
  2. Take shame that I have loved him! – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  3. Therefore I have set my face like flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame – The Makers and Teachers of Judaism by Charles Foster Kent