Definitions for disgracedɪsˈgreɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dis•grace*dɪsˈgreɪs(n.; v.)-graced, -grac•ing.

  1. (n.)the loss of respect, honor, or esteem; ignominy; shame.

  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 or trust:

    courtiers and ministers in disgrace.

  4. (v.t.)to bring or reflect shame or reproach upon.

  5. to dismiss with discredit; rebuke or humiliate:

    to be disgraced at court.

* Syn: disgrace , dishonor , ignominy , infamy imply a very low position in the opinion of others. disgrace implies being excluded and held in strong disfavor by others: to bring disgrace to one's family by not paying debts.dishonor suggests a loss of honor or honorable reputation; it usu. relates to one's own conduct: He preferred death to dishonor.ignominy is disgrace that invites public contempt: the ignominy of being caught cheating.infamy is shameful notoriety, or baseness of action or character that is widely known and recognized: The children never outlived their father's infamy.

Origin of disgrace:

1540–50; < MF < It disgrazia=dis-dis -1+grazia < L gratia (see grace )

dis•grac′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shame, disgrace, ignominy(verb)

    a state of dishonor

    "one mistake brought shame to all his family"; "suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison"

  2. dishonor, disgrace, dishonour, attaint, shame(verb)

    bring shame or dishonor upon

    "he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime"

  3. take down, degrade, disgrace, demean, put down(verb)

    reduce in worth or character, usually verbally

    "She tends to put down younger women colleagues"; "His critics took him down after the lecture"

  4. discredit, disgrace(verb)

    damage the reputation of

    "This newspaper story discredits the politicians"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. disgrace(noun)ɪsˈgreɪs

    the state of having lost people's respect

    He left the job in disgrace.

  2. disgrace(verb)ɪsˈgreɪs

    to cause sb or sth to lose people's respect

    Don't disgrace yourself by getting drunk.

Wiktionary

  1. disgrace(Noun)

    The condition of being out of favor; loss of favor, regard, or respect.

  2. disgrace(Noun)

    The state of being dishonored, or covered with shame; dishonor; shame; ignominy.

  3. disgrace(Noun)

    That which brings dishonor; cause of shame or reproach; great discredit; as, vice is a disgrace to a rational being.

  4. disgrace(Noun)

    An act of unkindness; a disfavor.

  5. disgrace(Verb)

    To disrespect another; to put someone out of favor.

  6. Origin: From disgracier.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disgrace(noun)

    the condition of being out of favor; loss of favor, regard, or respect

  2. Disgrace(noun)

    the state of being dishonored, or covered with shame; dishonor; shame; ignominy

  3. Disgrace(noun)

    that which brings dishonor; cause of shame or reproach; great discredit; as, vice is a disgrace to a rational being

  4. Disgrace(noun)

    an act of unkindness; a disfavor

  5. Disgrace(noun)

    to put out favor; to dismiss with dishonor

  6. Disgrace(noun)

    to do disfavor to; to bring reproach or shame upon; to dishonor; to treat or cover with ignominy; to lower in estimation

  7. Disgrace(noun)

    to treat discourteously; to upbraid; to revile

Freebase

  1. Disgrace

    Disgrace is a novel by J. M. Coetzee, published in 1999. It won the Booker Prize. The writer was also awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature four years after its publication.


Translations for disgrace

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

disgrace(noun)

the state of being out of favour

He is in disgrace because of his behaviour.

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