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

Not genuine

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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