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Adjective: embarrassed, ashamed; shy

Used mainly in the South. From the French noun "honte," meaning shame or embarrassment.
"When I saw Jane at the museum recently, I asked how her husband was doing. I was SO honte when she told me that he had passed away 3 years ago!"

"Go ahead, Susie, have some cake. Don't be honte!"
by Adhesive February 07, 2009
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