Shame is defined as an affect, emotion or sensation that is caused by realisation of guilt. The roots of the word “shame” have been derived from an older word meaning “cover”. The act of covering oneself is considered to be an expression of frame. Disgrace, ignominy and derision can cause a lot of shame to the one who has to bear them. One might feel ashamed after realising that one has committed some wrong deed and has caused pain to someone, without having any such intentions.
The sense of shame is said to be realisation of shame as a state or condition. Embarrassment, chagrin or even rebuking might lead to someone feeling deeply ashamed. Someone who is shameless is said to be impudent or shameless. In the words of Paul Klee, “Beauty is as relative as light and dark. Thus, there exists no beautiful woman, none at all, because you are never certain that a still far more beautiful woman will not appear and completely shame the supposed beauty of the first.”