- 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 of disgraceFrench disgrâce from Italian disgrazia from dis- (L dis-), not + grazia, favor from Classical Latin gratia: see grace
transitive verb-·graced′, -·grac′ing
- to bring shame or dishonor upon; be a discredit to; be unworthy of: to disgrace one's family
- to dismiss from a position of favor; punish by degrading; humiliate
Origin of disgraceFr disgracier < It disgraziare < the n.