disgrace

[dis-greys]
noun
1.
the loss of respect, honor, or esteem; ignominy; shame: the disgrace of criminals.
2.
a person, act, or thing that causes shame, reproach, or dishonor or is dishonorable or shameful.
3.
the state of being out of favor; exclusion from favor, confidence, or trust: courtiers and ministers in disgrace.
verb (used with object), disgraced, disgracing.
4.
to bring or reflect shame or reproach upon: to be disgraced by cowardice.
5.
to dismiss with discredit; put out of grace or favor; rebuke or humiliate: to be disgraced at court.

Origin:
1540–50; (noun) < Middle French < Italian disgrazia, equivalent to dis- dis-1 + grazia < Latin gratia (see grace); (v.) < Middle French disgracier < Italian disgraziare, derivative of disgrazia

disgracer, noun
predisgrace, noun
quasi-disgraced, adjective
self-disgrace, noun
self-disgraced, adjective
self-disgracing, adjective
undisgraced, adjective


1. 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. degrade, disapprove.


1. honor.
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disgrace (dɪsˈɡreɪs)
 
n
1.  a condition of shame, loss of reputation, or dishonour
2.  a shameful person, thing, or state of affairs
3.  exclusion from confidence or trust: he is in disgrace with his father
 
vb
4.  to bring shame upon; be a discredit to
5.  to treat or cause to be treated with disfavour
 
dis'gracer
 
n

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disgrace
1540s, from M.Fr. disgracier, from It. disgraziare, from disgrazia "misfortune, deformity," from dis- "opposite of" (see dis-) + grazia "grace" (see grace). Related: Disgraced.
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Example sentences
Overseeing the legacy of a disgraced president could hardly be dull work.
With the news that he has hired a defense attorney, the disgraced coach may now face criminal and civil charges.
By now, stories of disgraced athletes sound familiar almost to the point of tedium.
Then pamphlets accusing him of being a capitalist crony of the disgraced former regime appeared.
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