If secrecy is self-defeating, disgracing those it touches, the novel penetrates its smoke-filled corridors.
Michelle Goldberg on how the group is only disgracing itself.
She was desperately afraid of disgracing herself by a childish outburst of tears.
She knew that he was disgracing himself, and yet he was the man whom she loved!
I don't want his family to feel that he's disgracing them by marrying me.
But they should not, with all their schemes, cheat her into disgracing him by marrying him.
He felt he must not permit himself to be driven into the arms of the Vindictives by disgracing Seward.
He is weary of the republic, which is ruining and disgracing him.
Perhaps I am; but mean as is the man, I shuddered at the thought of disgracing and ruining him for life.
Dodo, you'll be disgracing your family one of these days by being took up!
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.).