- 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 disgraced
Every year—maybe every month—America is disgraced with an especially heinous lawsuit.How One Lawsuit Shows What’s Wrong With America
October 20, 2014
Maison Martin Margiela surprised the fashion world by announcing the disgraced designer as its new creative director.Is Designer John Galliano Back for Good?
October 7, 2014
So far, there is no evidence that Benton dealt directly with the disgraced legislator.Top Aide to Mitch McConnell Linked to Shady Deal
August 29, 2014
Armstrong was the disgraced champion by then and he was doubtless disappointed by what happened but didn't say so.When I Met Robin Williams in Afghanistan
August 20, 2014
The Chairman, the new book about disgraced former Florida Republican Party chairman Jim Greer, is a sloppy, ugly mess.The Messy, Sordid Story of Jim Greer, Charlie Crist’s Man to a Fault
June 29, 2014
But for me they would have made him one, and disgraced the American uniform.Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863
You have disgraced both me and yourself by giving me a blow.Vivian Grey
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
You have dishonored and disgraced me; I am ashamed to look my neighbors in the face.Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home
No woman of our family has ever disgraced herself like that.The Woman Thou Gavest Me
We folks of the Regular church have pride in our society; we won't have it disgraced.Keziah Coffin
Joseph C. Lincoln
- 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 disgraced
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.).