not used before a noun [more ashamed; most ashamed]
1 : feeling shame or guilt
She was ashamed that she hit her brother. = She felt ashamed for/about hitting her brother.
You ought to be ashamed!
— often + of
You ought to be ashamed of yourself!
He was deeply ashamed of his behavior at the company party.
I'm not ashamed of what I did. There's nothing to be ashamed of.
I can't believe that you behaved so rudely. I'm ashamed of you!
2 : not wanting to do something because of shame or embarrassment
I can't believe that you behaved so rudely. I'm ashamed to be seen with you!
We were too ashamed to go back to school. [=we didn't go back to school because we were too embarrassed]
I'm ashamed [=embarrassed] to admit it, but I still don't know how to ride a bicycle. = I'm ashamed to say I still don't know how to ride a bicycle.