What does the German word Fremdscham mean?

Fremdscham (German)

Part of speech: noun, (Female)

Strange | shame, no plural
Pronunciation / Stress:
IPA: [ˈfʀɛmtˌʃaːm]
Word meaning / definition:
1) being ashamed or, more correctly, thinking of oneself as better about another person's behavior
Origin of the term:
Determinative compound from the adjective strange and the noun shame
Application examples:
1) „Foreign shame occurs when another person violates norms or values ​​and does not notice it himself or does not experience it as embarrassing. It is therefore an important regulator. [...] Foreign shame is a social feeling, ultimately this is a form of pity "
1) “With increasing individualization, the Foreign shame withdrawn. (Although recently the testimony of Foreign shame has become fashionable. But this is more flirtatious and a reference to one's own decency than real feeling. Or beyond that, some form of indictment; the modern form of Foreign shame does not sympathize with someone, but is directed against someone who does not feel embarrassed by his activities. It represents a reference to a higher-quality sense of taste that the ashamed person has.) "
1) "One could try to describe these phenomena as" self-shame "and"Foreign shame“To be kept apart, but one would then falsify the situation again, because under Foreign shame one would then easily understand the shame for another, which is not meant here. Most likely [...] it would be to speak of a shame of the seen and a shame of the seeing [...] This somewhat awkward expression would mean something different. Not your own sense of shame, but the perception of someone else's sense of shame.
Nominative: singular Foreign shame; Plural
Genitive: singular Foreign shame; Plural
Dative: singular Foreign shame; Plural
Accusative: singular Foreign shame; Plural

Practical example sentences

Automatically selected examples in German:

Often will Foreign shame mostly associated with embarrassing media broadcasts.
Apotheken Umschau, December 14, 2018

The new season 'Jerks' with Christian Ulmen and Fahri Yardim is a constant invitation to Foreign shame and overwhelming television - in the best sense of the word.
sueddeutsche.de, June 19, 2019

The BILD columnist believes: it could Foreign shame Converting CO2 into oxygen, Michael Wendler (47) would stop climate change.
BILD.de, July 31, 2019

Much worse, there is an oppressive feeling between Foreign shame and anger. I recently witnessed obvious xenophobia in Düsseldorf's public transport network.
Business-on.de, April 30, 2019

Pop star Michael Wendler has been causing discussions with his 28-year-old girlfriend Laura since the beginning of the year. Now solve new Instagram videos Foreign shame out.
stern.de, February 22, 2019

Zoff, Foreign shame and bullying pay off: Before the finale, it will be revealed how much the 'palm tree celebrities' got for their show participation.
Today.at, April 27, 2020

When Donald Trump talks about other countries and his counterparts, one is creeping up Foreign shame the observer, who can quickly turn into horror. It was the same in Washington last Wednesday.
Sputnik Germany, June 26, 2020

The TikTok appearance from Schalke causes a lot of criticism and Foreign shame with their own fans. The videos put the club in a laughable light.
90min, October 28, 2020

Production of the Segway ends after almost two decades. The e-scooter was somehow innovative - but solved far too much Foreign shame out. To be clear: Finally, the part will soon be gone.
Spiegel Online, June 25, 2020

The loud dispute between La Nick and the hard-drinking entrepreneur Claudia Obert solved a big one at Muscleberg Yotta Foreign shame from, as he revealed on the broadcast.
Klatsch-Tratsch.de, April 10, 2020

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