6. pretend, fake, feign, malinger, dissemble, act, simulate, imitate, make believe; affect, assume, put on, take on.
shambles a. slaughterhouse, slaug-ter-pen, butchery, abattoir, Obs. butcher-row.
b. mess, wreck, disaster area, rathole, dump, garbage pile or heap, pigpen, pigsty, Brit, piggery, Augean stables, Inf. snake pit, mare's nest.
shamble2, v. shuffle, drag one's feet, walk clumsily, hobble, limp, hitch, halt, pause, hesitate; toddle, dodder, falter, move unsteadily, totter,
shame, n. 1. disgrace, dishonor, reproach, degradation, illrepute, bad repute, scandal; baseness, turpitude, debasement, vitiation, ingloriousness; ignominy, infamy, odium, opprobrium, condemnation; slur, imputation, aspersion, defamation, denigration, slander, libel, calumniation, vilification, smear, smirch, blot, blot on the escutcheon; stain, taint, tarnish, black spot or mark, blemish, smudge, brand, stigma, Inf. skeleton in the closet.
2. discredit, disfavor, disrepute, disrespect, obloquy, disesteem, loss of face; detraction, derogation, devaluation, depreciation, disparagement, belittle-ment, deprecation.
3. humiliation, mortification, humble pie, humbled pride; (all of oneself) guilt, remorse, shamefacedness, feeling of unfitness or unworthiness, disgust, hate, abomination, abasement; embarrassment, disconcertment, discomposure, discomfort, confusion, perplexity, abashment, bewilderment; chagrin, pique, vexation, displeasure, dissatisfaction, dislike, disappointment, discontentment.
4. misfortune, ill fortune, bad fortune, adverse fortune, adversity, bad luck, ill luck; calamity, disaster, catastrophe.
5. modesty, propriety, decency, respectability, sensibility, decorum, decorousness, moderation, fitness, appropriateness, honor, virtue, virtuousness, sobriety, pudency, Rare, pudicity; innocence, chastity, virginity, purity.
6. put to
shame surpass, outdo, outclass, outshine, outstrip, overtop, override, outrun, transcend, excel, exceed, best, beat; overshadow, eclipse, tower over, cast into the shade.
-v. 7. humiliate, humble, mortify, bring down, Inf take or bring down a notch or peg, Sl. put down, make [s.o.] eat humble pie, Inf. make [s.o.] eat crow or his words, make [s.o.] swallow his pride, make lowly, meeken, chasten, subdue; confuse, abash, perplex, bewilder, confound, nonplus, dumfound; embarrass, put to the blush; vex, chagrin, disappoint, displease, dissatisfy.
8. impel, compel, constrain, induce, prevail upon, insist upon, cause; coerce, drive, force, press, commandeer, push, impress, bully, Inf twist [s.o.'s] arm.
9. disgrace, dishonor, strip of rank or honor, degrade, abase, debase, vitiate, reproach; sully, slur, impute, asperse, slander, libel, calumniate, defame, denigrate, scandalize, vilify, blacken, smear, smirch, besmirch, taint, tarnish; stain, spot, smudge, brand, stigmatize, Sl. tiump on, drag through the mud or mire, heap dirt upon.
10. discredit, disfavor, disprove, refute, devaluate, depreciate, lower, reduce, depress; disparage, decry, belittle, deprecate, demean, deflate, detract, derogate.
shamefaced, adj. 1. modest, restrained, reserved; demure, coy; meek, diffident, timid, timorous, shrinking, retiring; shy, blushing, bashful, sheepish.
2. embarrassed, red-faced, put to the blush, made to blush, made to change color; crestfallen, chapfallen, dejected, dispirited, hangdog, Inf. sourfaced; abashed, confused, perplexed, confounded, bewildered, dum-founded, nonplused, disconcerted; chagrined, vexed, disappointed, dissatisfied, put out, displeased, discontented; guilty, ashamed, remorseful, regretful, contrite, penitent, conscience-stricken.