- 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 disgracing
If secrecy is self-defeating, disgracing those it touches, the novel penetrates its smoke-filled corridors.All Novels Are Spy Novels: Ian McEwan Talks ‘Sweet Tooth’ and His Life
November 15, 2012
Michelle Goldberg on how the group is only disgracing itself.A Jewish Group's Shameful Smear
October 15, 2010
"You will succeed only in disgracing your relatives," said Friedland sullenly.Dreamers of the Ghetto
To 84 be shouting at dirty little beggars like those and disgracing us all!Killykinick
Mary T. Waggaman
She knew that he was disgracing himself, and yet he was the man whom she loved!
But they should not, with all their schemes, cheat her into disgracing him by marrying him.
But he was aware of it also, and felt that he was disgracing himself.An Old Man's Love
- 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 disgracing
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.).