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Shame

 

the feeling experienced by a person when he has committed an immoral act or one demeaning to human dignity. The kinds of action that evoke a feeling of shame are determined by social and historical conditions and by evolving ethical norms. Shame is experienced as painful anxiety, dissatisfaction with one’s self, censure of one’s own behavior, and regret over one’s action. A person may feel ashamed over unworthy behavior on the part of others, especially of persons one is close to. Shame is also experienced when one recalls a humiliating act committed in the past. The feeling of shame may be accompanied by discernible somatic symptoms, such as blushing or a lowering of the eyes.

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@Syedsohailali: Shameful Campaign To Hit Our Social Values By #Careem .
An FIR has been registered against the perpetrator and it is hoped that the perpetrator would be given deterrent punishment so that such shameful act is not repeated.
If Imran knew his colleagues involved in shameful tactic of horse trading, why he didn't pre-empt their move by exposing them before the masses.
Mr Halfon, raising a point of order in the Commons, said: "Last night in the House of Lords, Lord Roberts said: 'My mind went back to Berlin in March 1933 when the enabling bill was passed in the Reichstag, which transferred the democratic right from Parliament into the hands of one man - that was the Chancellor, and his name was Adolf Hitler.' "Now, as someone who is Jewish, and someone who is very proud of our Parliament, I find these remarks absolutely disgusting and shameful.
"It is shameful and morally indefensible that the Government turns its back on us."
Congress spokesman Salman Anees Soz described it as shameful.
It is very sad that in 2015 we still have small minds with these shameful views.
BEIRUT: Education Minister Elias Bou Sb stressed Wednesday the need to pen a comprehensive history textbook for schools, describing the fact that political differences have prevented such a reference as "shameful."
"I can say directly that this survey is shameful. On the threshold of the parliamentary elections last year, NDI publicized the
TOBY FLOOD branded England's inability to score tries in their 19-9 defeat to Wales as "embarrassing" and "shameful".
Jamil al-Ziyabi, a political analyst with the Saudi-owned newspaper AL HAYAT, criticized what he called the "shameful silence" of Arab countries toward the humanitarian conditions in Syria which has been rocked by a wave of anti-regime protests in the past two months.
I agree with Aysha that the tone of the letter was really shameful and that a sincere manager would mentor his staff rather than writing about them in newspapers.