- The definition of a disgrace is a loss of respect or a public dishonor.
A person who commits a crime is an example of a disgrace to a family.
- Disgrace is defined as to shame or dishonor.
An example of to disgrace is the teenage daughter of a pastor getting pregnant.
- the state of being in disfavor, as because of bad conduct
- loss of favor or respect; public dishonor; ignominy; disrepute; shame
- a person or thing that brings shame, dishonor, or reproach (to one, etc.)
Origin: French disgrâce ; from Italian disgrazia ; from dis- (L dis-), not plush grazia, favor ; from Classical Latin gratia: see grace
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- Loss of honor, respect, or reputation; shame.
- The condition of being strongly and generally disapproved.
- One that brings disfavor or discredit: Your handwriting is a disgrace.
- To bring shame or dishonor on: disgraced the entire community.
- To deprive of favor or good repute; treat with disfavor: The family was disgraced by the scandal.
Origin: French disgrâce, from Italian disgrazia : dis-, not (from Latin; see dis- ) + grazia, favor (from Latin grātia, from grātus, pleasing; see gwerə-2 in Indo-European roots).
- dis·gracˈer noun