2. Exciting the feeling of shame in others; indecent; as, a shameful picture; a shameful sight. Spenser.
Syn. Disgraceful; reproachful; indecent; unbecoming; degrading; scandalous; ignominious; infamous.
Shame"ful*ly, adv. Shame"ful*ness, n.
(Shame"less), a. [AS. scamleás.]
1. Destitute of shame; wanting modesty; brazen-faced; insensible to disgrace. "Such shameless bards we
Shame enough to shame thee, wert thou not shameless.Shak.
2. Indicating want of modesty, or sensibility to disgrace; indecent; as, a shameless picture or poem.
Syn. Impudent; unblushing; audacious; immodest; indecent; indelicate.
Shame"less*ly, adv. Shame"less*ness, n.
(Shame"-proof`) n. Shameless. Shak.
(Sham"er) n. One who, or that which, disgraces, or makes ashamed. Beau. & Fl.
(Sham"mer) n. One who shams; an impostor. Johnson.
(Sham"my) n. [F. chamious a chamois, shammy leather. See Chamois.]
1. (Zoöl.) The chamois.
2. A soft, pliant leather, prepared originally from the skin of the chamois, but now made also from the
skin of the sheep, goat, kid, deer, and calf. See Shamoying. [Written also chamois, shamoy, and
(Sham"ois, Sham"oy) n. See Shammy.
(Sha*moy"ing) n. [See Shammy.] A process used in preparing certain kinds of leather,
which consists in frizzing the skin, and working oil into it to supply the place of the astringent (tannin,
alum, or the like) ordinarily used in tanning.
(Sham*poo") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shampooed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Shampooing.] [Hind. champna
to press, to squeeze.] [Writing also champoo.]
1. To press or knead the whole surface of the body of and at the same time to stretch the limbs and
joints, in connection with the hot bath.
2. To wash throughly and rub the head of (a person), with the fingers, using either soap, or a soapy
preparation, for the more thorough cleansing.
(Sham*poo"), n. The act of shampooing.
(Sham*poo"er) n. One who shampoos.
(Sham"rock) n. [L. seamrog, seamar, trefoil, white clover, white honeysuckle; akin to Gael.
seamrag.] (Bot.) A trifoliate plant used as a national emblem by the Irish. The legend is that St. Patrick
once plucked a leaf of it for use in illustrating the doctrine of the trinity.