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Definitions of disgrace

  1. bring dishonor upon
  2. reduce in worth, character, etc.; disgrace; dishonour
  3. damage the reputation of; " This newspaper story discredits the politicians"
  4. a state of dishonor; " one mistake brought shame to all his family"; " suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison"
  5. reduce in worth or character, usually verbally; " She tends to put down younger women colleagues"; " His critics took him down after the lecture"
  6. bring shame or dishonor upon; " he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime"
  7. The condition of being out of favor; loss of favor, regard, or respect.
  8. The state of being dishonored, or covered with shame; dishonor; shame; ignominy.
  9. That which brings dishonor; cause of shame or reproach; great discredit; as, vice is a disgrace to a rational being.
  10. An act of unkindness; a disfavor.
  11. To put out favor; to dismiss with dishonor.
  12. To do disfavor to; to bring reproach or shame upon; to dishonor; to treat or cover with ignominy; to lower in estimation.
  13. To treat discourteously; to upbraid; to revile.
  14. Ignominy; shame; dishonor.
  15. To bring shame or dishonor upon; dismiss with dishonor.
  16. State of being out of grace or favor, or of being dishonored: cause of shame: dishonor.
  17. To put out of favor: to bring disgrace or shame upon.
  18. Disgraceful.
  19. State of being out of favor; dishonor.
  20. To bring to disgrace or shame.
  21. To bring reproach upon; dismiss with ignominy.
  22. Reproach; infamy; ignominy.
  23. State of being out of favour; disesteem; state of ignominy; cause of shame.
  24. To dismiss out of favour; to dishonour; to bring shame upon.
  25. State of being out of favour; shame; dishonour; great discredit; cause of shame.
  26. To put out of favour; to dishonour; to bring reproach upon; to bring to shame.
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Usage examples for disgrace

  1. A great wall seemed to von Rittenheim to spring up between them, a wall made thick by his folly, and high by his disgrace and strong by his weakness. – A Tar-Heel Baron by Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
  2. A shame and a disgrace – Samantha at the World's Fair by Marietta Holley
  3. And he is now about to make a marriage that will disgrace his family. – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  4. Everything was revealed, all the disgrace of her existence, all, all. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  5. It will disgrace my children who are in the room. – Dreamers of the Ghetto by I. Zangwill
  6. You had but to utter my name to complete my ruin and bring about my disgrace – The Crystal Stopper by Maurice LeBlanc
  7. After all, to her mind, there was no disgrace – The Weavers, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  8. At such times as I describe, they even looked guilty, and cast down their eyes, for they could not help feeling their sister's conduct as a family disgrace – Dotty Dimple At Home by Sophie May
  9. Having passed through the whole ceremony of a criminal execution, accompanied by all its disgrace it was ordered that his life should be spared. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3) by Isaac Disraeli
  10. Mrs. Kenton sank back in her corner, aware now that she would not have had the strength to go to her husband even to save him from the awful disgrace of giving himself away to Breckon. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  11. Effie knew that she would get into hopeless disgrace at St. Joseph's. – A Girl in Ten Thousand by L. T. Meade
  12. Better would it have been, said he, if you had never been born than thus to bring disgrace upon us all. – The Story of Troy by Michael Clarke
  13. " Grizzie, wuman," said the laird, turning to her, " ye dinna surely want to bring me to disgrace – Warlock o' Glenwarlock by George MacDonald
  14. He was afraid he might disgrace France. – The World's Greatest Books, Vol III by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
  15. Such a disgrace was never known. – The Italians by Frances Elliot
  16. Your jail is a disgrace to Crowheart; I've never been in a worse one. – The Lady Doc by Caroline Lockhart
  17. I say it is not the wrong, but the disgrace you care for. – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  18. But don't do anything to disgrace the family. – Shelled by an Unseen Foe by James Fiske
  19. Had she but told him all in the beginning, he might have been spared the shame of this disgrace – When Dreams Come True by Ritter Brown
  20. I feel no disgrace – Wilfrid Cumbermede by George MacDonald
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