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
People who are categorized as “overweight” or “obese” face a lot of stigma — disgrace — for their size.
These activities are a disgrace & quite honestly un-American.Democrats win control of U.S. Senate as Ossoff defeats Perdue | John Wagner, Brittany Shammas, Derek Hawkins, Cleve Wootson, Hannah Knowles | January 7, 2021 | Washington Post
Few thought of going to bed — they spent the night in gazing on the fires, and lamenting the disgrace of the city.
The lack of paid sick leave for essential workers is a national disgrace.A Model for a Just COVID-19 Vaccination Program - Issue 93: Forerunners | Melanie Moses & Kathy Powers | November 25, 2020 | Nautilus
When Nixon ran for the presidency in 1968, he was elected and then reelected in 1972, before resigning in disgrace in 1974.
Not only that, the gamblers out him and he is publicly disgraced.After Torture Report, Our Moral Authority As a Nation Is Gone | Nick Gillespie | December 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Every year—maybe every month—America is disgraced with an especially heinous lawsuit.
Maison Martin Margiela surprised the fashion world by announcing the disgraced designer as its new creative director.
So far, there is no evidence that Benton dealt directly with the disgraced legislator.
Armstrong was the disgraced champion by then and he was doubtless disappointed by what happened but didn't say so.
Many of the windows made a brave display that would not have disgraced San Francisco.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
He was many years the friend of Walpole, finally opposed his measures and was disgraced.
He continued his opposition with so much zeal and spirit, that Walpole was in turn disgraced, and himself rose in his place.
He was the son of a cobbler, and disgraced the imperial dignity by acts of barbarity and tyranny.
The viceroy of a great province, he causes the laws to be observed and morality to flourish; disgraced and poor, he teaches them.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10) | Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
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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