1. deserving or bringing disgrace or shame (of a person’s conduct or character)

2. worthy of causing shame or disgrace

3. arousing the feeling of shame

If you describe a person’s action or attitude as shameful, you think that it is so bad that the person ought to be ashamed.

– Collins Dictionary

Part of Speech (POS)


Below are a few examples of how to use the word correctly in a sentence:

• Benjamin’s actions were shameful. (Simple Sentence).

• Benjamin’s actions were shameful and he  lacked compunction. (Compound Sentence).

• Because Benjamin lacked compunction, his shameful conduct enraged the Judge. (Complex Sentence).

• Benjamin’s arrogant attitude is shameful because his mom raised him to be polite, so his conduct is appalling. (Compound-Complex Sentence).

Other word forms of shameful

1. shamefully = adverb

2. shamefulness = noun


1. On a sheet of paper, write three compound sentences using the word shameful.

2. On that same sheet of paper, write one compound sentence using one of the other word forms of shameful.

3. After you have completed this assignment, please type your written sentences in the Leave a Reply/Leave a Comment section below (keep scrolling down).

4. Please review The 4 Types of Sentences workshop in our Basic Rules of Grammar category.

In the comment section below, a member of our teaching staff will provide helpful feedback on the sentences you provide. If you have any questions related to this workshop, please feel free to post them below.

Writing Tip: Use the word during a conversation today. The more you familiarize yourself with this word by consistently incorporating it in your vocabulary and writing, the easier it will be to remember the word. Figuratively speaking; you’ll own the word.

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