sense of shame


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Related to sense of shame: ignominious, ashamed

have no sense of shame

To have no respect or consideration for the standards of morality, propriety, or human decency expected of one. So, you're telling me that you knowingly defrauded thousands of elderly pensioners just so you could buy a second yacht? Have you no sense of shame? You really can't have a sense of shame to work in that industry.
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sense of shame

An understanding and respect for propriety and morality.
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When she came to that part of the letter in which her family were mentioned in terms of such mortifying, yet merited reproach, her sense of shame was severe.
It was even harder than he could have believed possible, to separate in his own conscience his abandonment by all his fellows from a baseless sense of shame and disgrace.
I avoided the creature; a certain sense of shame, and the remembrance of my former deed of cruelty, preventing me from physically abusing it.
Unless he was lost to all sense of shame he could not go back.
As to a sense of shame, such a feeling does not appear to be known, and of this I witnessed some very singular proofs.
I fear I have not so much money with me, madame" she said, pale as death, for all sense of shame was lost in intense apprehension.
If you have any sense of shame in you,' she broke out, 'you ought to be ashamed of what you have just said
She is so conscious of his looking at her with a gloating admiration of the touch of anger on her, and the fire and animation it brings with it, that even as her spirit rises, it falls again, and she struggles with a sense of shame, affront, and fear, much as she did that night at the piano.
I threatened him, told him the inhumanity of such a proceeding, aroused his sense of shame, and came home resolved to do better before I took my work back to England.
I imagined I saw a mixture of many feelings: a great, though short struggle; half a wish of yielding to truths, half a sense of shame, but habit, habit carried it.
On behalf of the Nacional Football Club, we express to the president our deepest sympathy and deep sense of shame.
Do so without attaching any sense of shame to the subject.
As I say, we should be at a higher standard, and my profound sense of shame at what the church has done remains and is central to my thinking about this.
She helps the reader understand the devastation and intense traumatic sense of shame and hopelessness of the victim of abuse.
In the long term, he says, a general AI system will need something akin to a sense of shame to prevent it from misbehaving.