What is another word for shan?

Pronunciation: [ʃˈan] (IPA)

Shan is a word commonly used in the English language, referring to a feeling of embarrassment or shame. There are a number of synonyms for this word, including humiliation, mortification, chagrin, and embarrassment. These words all describe a feeling of discomfort or unease brought on by a particular situation or circumstance. Some other synonyms for Shan include disgrace, dishonor, and ignominy, which all carry connotations of being publicly humiliated or shamed in some way. No matter which synonym one chooses to use, the feeling of Shan is a universal experience that everyone can relate to at some point in their lives.

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What are the hypernyms for Shan?

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What are the hyponyms for Shan?

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  • hyponyms for shan (as nouns)

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Usage examples for Shan

At the head of a table draped with red sat the Mandarin shan Tien, on his right the secretary of his hand, the contemptible Ming-shu.
"Kai Lung's Golden Hours"
Ernest Bramah Commentator: Hilaire Belloc
As no one suffered inconvenience at his attitude, however, shan Tien's expression assumed a more unbending cast.
"Kai Lung's Golden Hours"
Ernest Bramah Commentator: Hilaire Belloc
"To-morrow, being the first of the Month of Gathering-in, will be one of shan Tien's lucky days," continued the maiden, her look acknowledging the fitness of the compliment, but at the same time indicating that the moment was not a suitable one to pursue the detail further.
"Kai Lung's Golden Hours"
Ernest Bramah Commentator: Hilaire Belloc

Famous quotes with Shan

  • But in the next world I shan't be doing music, with all the striving and disappointments. I shall be being it.
    Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • All the people in the Kuo-ch'ing monastery— They say, "Han-shan is an idiot." "Am I really an idiot:" I reflect. But my reflections fail to solve the question: for I myself do not know who the self is, And how can others know who I am?
  • Do you have the poems of Han-shan in your house? They're better for you than sutra reading! Write them out and paste them on a screen Where you can glance over them from time to time
  • I hope i shall never hav so much reputashun that i shan't feel obliged to be alwus civil.
    Josh Billings
  • The country does want rest, we all want rest. Our very civilization wants it — and we mean that it shall have it. It shall have rest — repose — refreshment of soul and re-invigoration of faculty. And that rest shall be of life and not of death. It shall not be a poison that pacifies restlessness in death, nor shall it be any kind of anodyne or patting or propping or bolstering — as if a man with a cancer in his breast would be well if he only said he was so and wore a clean shirt and kept his shoes tied. We want the rest of a real Union, not of a name, not of a great transparent sham, which good old gentlemen must coddle and pat and dandle, and declare wheedlingly is the dearest Union that ever was, SO it is; and naughty, ugly old fanatics shan't frighten the pretty precious — no, they sha'n't. Are we babies or men? This is not the Union our fathers framed — and when slavery says that it will tolerate a Union on condition that freedom holds its tongue and consents that the Constitution means first slavery at all costs and then liberty, if you can get it, it speaks plainly and manfully, and says what it means. There are not wanting men enough to fall on their knees and cry: 'Certainly, certainly, stay on those terms. Don't go out of the Union — please don't go out; we'll promise to take great care in future that you have everything you want. Hold our tongues? Certainly. These people who talk about liberty are only a few fanatics — they are tolerably educated, but most of 'em are crazy; we don't speak to them in the street; we don't ask them to dinner; really, they are of no account, and if you'll really consent to stay in the Union, we'll see if we can't turn Plymouth Rock into a lump of dough'. I don't believe the Southern gentlemen want to be fed on dough. I believe they see quite as clearly as we do that this is not the sentiment of the North, because they can read the election returns as well as we. The thoughtful men among them see and feel that there is a hearty abhorrence of slavery among us, and a hearty desire to prevent its increase and expansion, and a constantly deepening conviction that the two systems of society are incompatible. When they want to know the sentiment of the North, they do not open their ears to speeches, they open their eyes, and go and look in the ballot-box, and they see there a constantly growing resolution that the Union of the United States shall no longer be a pretty name for the extension of slavery and the subversion of the Constitution. Both parties stand front to front. Each claims that the other is aggressive, that its rights have been outraged, and that the Constitution is on its side. Who shall decide? Shall it be the Supreme Court? But that is only a co-ordinate branch of the government. Its right to decide is not mutually acknowledged. There is no universally recognized official expounder of the meaning of the Constitution. Such an instrument, written or unwritten, always means in a crisis what the people choose. The people of the United States will always interpret the Constitution for themselves, because that is the nature of popular governments, and because they have learned that judges are sometimes appointed to do partisan service.
    George William Curtis

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