What is the
difference between Sham and Shame?
What is the difference between Sham and Shame? :
Sham : (noun)
( 1 ) Person who pretends to be what he is not
He claims to know all about computers but really he is a sham.
( 2 ) Thing, feeling, etc…that is not what one pretends it to be
Her love was sham. She really wanted his money.
( 3 ) Pretence
What he says is all sham.
Sham : (verb)
( 1 ) Pretend something
He shammed illness.
Sham : (adjective)
( 1 ) Pretended
He showed sham jewellery.
Shame : (noun)
( 1 ) Painful feeling caused by wrong, dishonorable, improper or ridiculous behavior
He felt shame at having told a lie.
You should hang your head in shame.
( 2 ) Ability to feel shame
He is completely without shame.
( 3 ) Dishonor
He brought shame on himself by doing something unworthy.
( 4 ) Person or thing that causes shame or unworthy
It is a shame to take money from those who can not afford it.
Shame : (verb)
( 1 ) Cause someone to feel shame
He was shamed by how much more work the others had done
( 2 ) Bring shame upon someone
You have shamed your family.
It is quite shaming that our society cares so little for the poor.
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