If someone is ashamed, they feel guilty because they believe they have done something wrong or done something that other people will disapprove of. They are afraid of moral disapproval
1. She was too ashamed to tell the family of Oliver’s crimes.
2. Inside, she felt ashamed about being a failure.
3. But almost as my temper flared, I felt ashamed of my lack of control
If someone is embarrassed, they feel upset because they think they have done something which makes them seem foolish. They think that other people will laugh at them or criticize them if they find out. They are afraid of social disapproval.
4. ‘Did you check the engine?’ — ‘No,’ Brody said, embarrassed.
5. I was extremely embarrassed that I had not learned a little Spanish before the trip.
6. She talked about how reluctant, even embarrassed, she had always been to express her deep feelings.