Definition of Disgrace

1. Noun. A state of dishonor. "Suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison"

Exact synonyms: Ignominy, Shame
Generic synonyms: Dishonor, Dishonour
Specialized synonyms: Humiliation, Obloquy, Opprobrium, Odium, Reproach
Derivative terms: Ignominious, Shame, Shame



2. Verb. Bring shame or dishonor upon. "The performance is likely to disgrace Sue"; "He dishonored his family by committing a serious crime"
Exact synonyms: Attaint, Dishonor, Dishonour, Shame
Specialized synonyms: Befoul, Defile, Foul, Maculate
Derivative terms: Dishonor, Dishonor, Dishonour, Dishonour, Shame, Shame
Antonyms: Honor

3. Verb. Reduce in worth or character, usually verbally. "His critics took him down after the lecture"
Exact synonyms: Degrade, Demean, Put Down, Take Down
Generic synonyms: Abase, Chagrin, Humble, Humiliate, Mortify
Specialized synonyms: Reduce, Dehumanise, Dehumanize
Derivative terms: Degradation, Degradation, Put-down, Takedown

4. Verb. Damage the reputation of. "The performance is likely to disgrace Sue"; "This newspaper story discredits the politicians"
Exact synonyms: Discredit
Generic synonyms: Belittle, Disparage, Pick At
Derivative terms: Discredit

Definition of Disgrace

1. n. The condition of being out of favor; loss of favor, regard, or respect.

2. v. t. To put out of favor; to dismiss with dishonor.

Definition of Disgrace

1. Noun. The condition of being out of favor; loss of favor, regard, or respect. ¹

2. Noun. The state of being dishonored, or covered with shame; dishonor; shame; ignominy. ¹

3. Noun. That which brings dishonor; cause of shame or reproach; great discredit; as, vice is a disgrace to a rational being. ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete) An act of unkindness; a disfavor. ¹

5. Verb. To disrespect another; to put someone out of favor. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disgrace

1. to bring shame or discredit upon [v -GRACED, -GRACING, -GRACES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Disgrace

disglorify
disglorifying
disglory
disgorge
disgorged
disgorgement
disgorgements
disgorger
disgorgers
disgorges
disgorging
disgospelling
disgown
disgowned
disgowns
disgrace (current term)
disgraced
disgracedness
disgraceful
disgracefull
disgracefully
disgracefulness
disgracer
disgracers
disgraces
disgraceth
disgracing
disgracious
disgracive
disgradation

Literary usage of Disgrace

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1. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1857)
"disgrace and submission of Belisarius. § 5. ... disgrace and death of Belisarius. § 18. Death and character of Justinian. § 19. ..."

2. English Constitutional History from the Teutonic Conquest to the Present Time by Thomas Pitt Taswell-Langmead (1905)
"His disgrace an historical landmark. Foreign policy o! James. on this occasion has deservedly obtained for him the admiration of posterity. ..."

3. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (1892)
"disgrace a child, for her distress had allowed no arrangement; but at least it would assure them both of her being neither imposed on nor gratified by Mr ..."

4. The History of England from the Accession of James II by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay, Henry Hart Milman (1865)
"... depositions taken before the Council had not was noised abroad that Sunderland had been dismissed from all his places. The news of his disgrace seems to ..."

5. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"About four months after his death, an edict was published, in the lo< Zosimus (1. vp 336—346) has copiously, though not clearly, related the disgrace and ..."

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