hangdog vs shamed what difference

what is difference between hangdog and shamed

English

Etymology

hang +‎ dog

Noun

hangdog (plural hangdogs)

  1. A base, degraded person.
    Synonyms: sneak, gallows bird; see also Thesaurus:gallows bird

Translations

Adjective

hangdog (not comparable)

  1. Low; sneaking; ashamed.
    • 1951, Isaac Asimov, Foundation (1974 Panther Books Ltd publication), part V: “The Merchant Princes”, chapter 16, page 180:
      Asper Argo, the Well-Beloved, Commdor of the Korellian Republic greeted his wife’s entry by a hangdog lowering of his scanty eyebrows. To her at least, his self-adopted epithet did not apply. Even he knew that.

Translations

Verb

hangdog (third-person singular simple present hangdogs, present participle hangdogging, simple past and past participle hangdogged)

  1. To move or loiter in a sneaking or ashamed manner.
    • 2012, Wendy Delsol, Flock (page 230)
      With a twenty-one to three victory, Pinewood high-stepped it off the field while our Falcons hangdogged their way to the locker room.
    • 2017, David Eric Tomlinson, The Midnight Man (page 37)
      Just a few stragglers left hangdogging around, latchkey types with no place to be, cutting up in the dim and bleachered gym perimeter.

Further reading

  • hangdog at OneLook Dictionary Search


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʃeɪmd/

Verb

shamed

  1. simple past tense and past participle of shame

Adjective

shamed (not comparable)

  1. That has been shamed.

Anagrams

  • Hameds, em dash, em-dash, emdash, mashed

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