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Synonym Study

  • Chagrined suggests embarrassment coupled usually with regret over what might have been prevented chagrined at her error
  • Mortified suggests humiliation so great as to seem almost fatal to one's pride or self-esteem she was mortified by his rude behavior in front of her family
  • Humiliated implies a sense of being humbled or disgraced humiliated by my failure
  • Ashamed implies embarrassment, and sometimes guilt, felt because of one's own or another's wrong or foolish behavior ashamed of his tears