A painful emotion caused by a strong sense of guilt, embarrassment, unworthiness, or disgrace. Capacity for such a feeling: Have you no shame? One that brings dishonor, disgrace, or condemnation. A condition of disgrace or dishonor; ignominy. A great disappointment. To cause to feel shame; put to shame. To bring dishonor or disgrace on. To disgrace by surpassing. To force by making ashamed: He was shamed into making an apology. put to shame To fill with shame; disgrace. put to shame To outdo thoroughly; surpass: Your productivity has put the rest of us to shame.