Disgrace definition

dĭs-grās
Loss of honor, respect, or reputation; shame.
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A person or thing that brings shame, dishonor, or reproach (to one, etc.)
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Disgrace is defined as to shame or dishonor.

An example of to disgrace is the teenage daughter of a pastor getting pregnant.

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To bring shame or dishonor upon; be a discredit to; be unworthy of.

To disgrace one's family.

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The condition of being strongly and generally disapproved.
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One that brings disfavor or discredit.

Your handwriting is a disgrace.

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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.

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To dismiss from a position of favor; punish by degrading; humiliate.
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To bring shame or dishonor on.

Disgraced the entire community.

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Loss of favor or respect; public dishonor; ignominy; disrepute; shame.
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The condition of being out of favor; loss of favor, regard, or respect.
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The state of being dishonored, or covered with shame; dishonor; shame; ignominy.
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That which brings dishonor; cause of shame or reproach; great discredit; as, vice is a disgrace to a rational being.
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To disrespect another; to put someone out of favor.
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The state of being in disfavor, as because of bad conduct.
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To deprive of favor or good repute; treat with disfavor.

The family was disgraced by the scandal.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
disgrace
Plural:
disgraces

Origin of disgrace

  • French disgrâce from Italian disgrazia dis- not (from Latin dis–) grazia favor (from Latin grātia) (from grātus pleasing gwerə-2 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French disgracier.

    From Wiktionary