(noun) < Middle French
< Italian disgrazia,
equivalent to dis- dis-1
< Latin gratia
); (v.) < Middle French disgracier
< Italian disgraziare,
derivative of disgrazia
disgracer, nounpredisgrace, nounquasi-disgraced, adjectiveself-disgrace, nounself-disgraced, adjectiveself-disgracing, adjectiveundisgraced, adjective
disapproval, disapprobation, notoriety, taint. Disgrace, dishonor, ignominy, infamy
imply a very low position in the opinion of others. Disgrace
implies the disfavor of others: to be in disgrace. Dishonor
implies a stain on honor or honorable reputation; it relates especially to the person's own conduct: He preferred death to dishonor. Ignominy
is disgrace in which one's situation invites contempt: the ignominy of being discovered cheating. Infamy
is shameful notoriety, or baseness of action or character that is widely known and recognized: The children never outlived the father's infamy. 3.
disfavor, odium, obloquy. 4.
dishonor, defame, stain, sully, taint. 5.