ashamed

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. abashed, embarrassed, mortified. See regret, humility.Ant., proud.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. embarrassed, shamed, chagrined, humiliated, mortified, abashed, discomfited, regretful, contrite, rueful, repentant, penitent, apologetic, demeaned, crestfallen, conscience-stricken, uncomfortable, discomforted, hesitant, perplexed, bewildered, shamefaced, sheepish, dashed, bowed down, disconcerted, sputtering, stammering, stuttering, gasping, floundering, rattled, muddled, confused, nonplused, blushing, flustered, self-conscious, meek, red-faced, hangdog, feeling like a jackass*, taken down a peg*, out of countenance*, looking silly or foolish*, at a loss, unable to show one's face*, with egg on one's face*.
Ant. proud*, smug, brazen.
Syn.- ashamed implies embarrassment, and sometimes guilt, felt because of one's own or another's wrong or foolish behavior [ashamed of his tears ] ; humiliated implies a sense of being humbled or disgraced [humiliated by my failure ] ; mortified suggests humiliation so Great as to seem almost fatal to one's pride or self-esteem [ she was mortified by his rude behavior in front of her family ] ; chagrined suggests embarrassment coupled usually with regret over what might have been prevented [chagrined at her error ]
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
embarrassed, humiliated, mortified, chagrined, humbled, *red-faced, guilty, conscious-stricken, sheepish, abashed, disgraced, flustered, shamefaced.
ANT.: proud, high and mighty, arrogant

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