- the loss of respect, honor, or esteem; ignominy; shame: the disgrace of criminals.
- a person, act, or thing that causes shame, reproach, or dishonor or is dishonorable or shameful.
- the state of being out of favor; exclusion from favor, confidence, or trust: courtiers and ministers in disgrace.
- to bring or reflect shame or reproach upon: to be disgraced by cowardice.
- to dismiss with discredit; put out of grace or favor; rebuke or humiliate: to be disgraced at court.
Origin of disgrace
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Examples from the Web for disgrace
Years later, my brother still believes that being a girl is a disgrace, just like most of the local boys think nowadays.
I was made to believe that being a girl was such a disgrace and I was something really awful.
The fight seemed to break up after the failed punch, and Bieber had to leave the restaurant in disgrace.An Unlikely Hero Blooms in Ibiza: Orlando Bloom Sort of Punches Justin Bieber
July 30, 2014
Hillary Clinton would have been, too, or forced to resign in disgrace.Beirut Barracks vs. Benghazi
May 9, 2014
The roll-out has been a disgrace, yes, and an immeasurably and irretrievably missed opportunity.The GOP’s Moral Failures
October 21, 2013
Only, my dear, do not disgrace my report when you come to supper.
Does he believe, that the disgrace which I supper on his account, will give him a merit with me?
The fear of the disgrace of a whipping was too much for me, and I succumbed to the evil one.Biography of a Slave
God would see to their honor or disgrace; what she had to do was to be a sister!Weighed and Wanting
She hastened to point out the other side of the matter, the insecurity of it, the disgrace.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
- a condition of shame, loss of reputation, or dishonour
- a shameful person, thing, or state of affairs
- exclusion from confidence or trusthe is in disgrace with his father
- to bring shame upon; be a discredit to
- to treat or cause to be treated with disfavour
Word Origin and History for disgrace
1550s, "disfigure," from Middle French disgracier (16c.), from Italian disgraziare, from disgrazia "misfortune, deformity," from dis- "opposite of" (see dis-) + grazia "grace" (see grace). Meaning "bring shame upon" is from 1590s. Related: Disgraced; disgracing. The noun is 1580s, from Middle French disgrace (16c.).