disgrace

[ dis-greys ]
/ dɪsˈgreɪs /

noun

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.

verb (used with object), dis·graced, dis·grac·ing.

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

1540–50; (noun) < Middle French < Italian disgrazia, equivalent to dis- dis-1 + grazia < Latin gratia (see grace); (v.) < Middle French disgracier < Italian disgraziare, derivative of disgrazia

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Synonym study

1. Disgrace, dishonor, ignominy, infamy imply a very low position in the opinion of others. Disgrace implies the disfavor of others: to be in disgrace. Dishonor implies a stain on honor or honorable reputation; it relates especially to the person's own conduct: He preferred death to dishonor. Ignominy is disgrace in which one's situation invites contempt: the ignominy of being discovered cheating. Infamy is shameful notoriety, or baseness of action or character that is widely known and recognized: The children never outlived the father's infamy.
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disgrace

/ (dɪsˈɡreɪs) /

noun

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

verb (tr)

to bring shame upon; be a discredit to
to treat or cause to be treated with disfavour

Derived Forms

disgracer, noun
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