Adjective > Ashamed

Adjective – Ashamed

not used before a noun (more ashamed; most ashamed)

1 : feeling shame or guilt

She was ashamed that she hit her brother. = She felt ashamed for/about hitting her brother.

You ought to be ashamed!

— often + of

You ought to be ashamed of yourself!

He was deeply ashamed of his behavior at the company party.

I’m not ashamed of what I did. There’s nothing to be ashamed of.

I can’t believe that you behaved so rudely. I’m ashamed of you!

2 : not wanting to do something because of shame or embarrassment

I can’t believe that you behaved so rudely. I’m ashamed to be seen with you!

We were too ashamed to go back to school. (=we didn’t go back to school because we were too embarrassed)

I’m ashamed (=embarrassed) to admit it, but I still don’t know how to ride a bicycle. = I’m ashamed to say I still don’t know how to ride a bicycle.