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.
- dis·grac·er, noun
- pre·dis·grace, noun
- qua·si-dis·graced, adjective
- self-dis·grace, noun
- self-dis·graced, adjective
- self-dis·grac·ing, adjective
- un·dis·graced, adjective
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How to use disgrace in a sentence
The “honey trap” would then be snapped shut with the offer to become a spy or face disgrace and ruin.
The first happened in October 2017, when Harvey Weinstein, head of the Weinstein Company, was revealed to be a serial sexual predator and forced to retire in disgrace.How In the Heights went from a student musical to one of the summer’s biggest movies | Constance Grady | June 11, 2021 | Vox
Regardless, by the end of The Hundred and One Dalmatians, the Dearlys and their dogs do defeat Cruella, leading her to flee England in disgrace.The unstoppable, villainous glamour of Cruella de Vil | Constance Grady | May 31, 2021 | Vox
This re-institutionalization of the old and mentally ill was a disgrace that proved deadly during the pandemic.History's Lesson for Activists Who Want to Defund the Police | Sarah E. Ryan | April 20, 2021 | Time
It is adoration and judgment, celebrity and imminent disgrace, the highest honor and profound loss of face, pressed close against each other.Hideki Matsuyama’s draining, pressure-packed win makes this Masters memorable | Thomas M. Boswell | April 12, 2021 | Washington Post
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.
This is a national disgrace, and if we don't do something about it, we will all pay a terrible, terrible price.
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 | Amy Zimmerman | July 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Hillary Clinton would have been, too, or forced to resign in disgrace.
The Marshals were inclined to attribute their disgrace to the ill-will of Berthier and not to the temper of Napoleon.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
I nursed him through several attacks of delirium tremens, and was always in fear that he would get out and disgrace us.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
Hitherto we have honoured his drafts, and kept your name and his free from disgrace.
"You spoke of disgrace," she observed gently, swaying her fan before her by its silken cord.Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
But glorious as was his success, his impetuosity soon brought him into further disgrace.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
British Dictionary definitions for disgrace
a condition of shame, loss of reputation, or dishonour
a shameful person, thing, or state of affairs
exclusion from confidence or trust: he is in disgrace with his father
to bring shame upon; be a discredit to
to treat or cause to be treated with disfavour
- disgracer, noun
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