see shame, n.
- Awkward; shy; modest; reticent; timid; vulnerable; lacking confidence; reluctant because of fear.
- Abashed; chagrined; embarrassed; uncomfortable; uneasy; less worthy.
- Phrase. “[Be] ashamed to”: degraded; disgraced; dishonored; embarrassed; humiliated; reluctant.
- Phrase. “[Be] ashamed of”: embarrassed by; afraid to acknowledge; unwilling to associate with.