a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior : she was hot with shame | he felt a pang of shame at telling Alice a lie.
• a loss of respect or esteem; dishonor : the incident had brought shame on his family.
• used to reprove someone for something of which they should be ashamed : shame on you for hitting a woman | for shame, brother!
• [in sing. ] a regrettable or unfortunate situation or action : it is a shame that they are not better known.
• a person, action, or situation that brings a loss of respect or honor : ignorance of Latin would be a disgrace and a shame to any public man.
"Disappointments should be cremated, not embalmed," said the aphorist
Henry S. Haskins. That's good advice for you right now, Libra. It's an
auspicious moment for you to set fire to your defeats, letdowns, and
discouragements -- and let them burn into tiny piles of ashes. I mean
all of them, stretching back for years, not simply the recent ones.
There's no need to treat them like precious treasures you have an
obligation to lug with you into the future. The time is right for you to
deepen your mastery of the art of liberation." - Bob Brezney's Free Will Astrology