What does disgrace mean?

Definitions for disgrace

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word disgrace.

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"


  1. disgrace(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From disgracier.

  2. disgrace(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From disgracier.

  3. disgrace(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From disgracier.

  4. disgrace(Noun)

    An act of unkindness; a disfavor.

    Etymology: From disgracier.

  5. disgrace(Verb)

    To disrespect another; to put someone out of favor.

    Etymology: 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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Disgrace

    dis-grās′, n. state of being out of grace or favour, or of being dishonoured: cause of shame: dishonour.—v.t. to put out of favour: to bring disgrace or shame upon.—adj. Disgrace′ful, bringing disgrace: causing shame: dishonourable.—adv. Disgrace′fully.—ns. Disgrace′fulness; Disgrā′cer.—adj. Disgrā′cious (Shak.), ungracious, unpleasing. [O. Fr.,—L. dis, neg., and gratia, favour, grace.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disgrace in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disgrace in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of disgrace in a Sentence

  1. Vern Buchanan:

    Driving Class Charles Martland out of the Army for standing up for American values is a national disgrace.

  2. Ken Hachikian:

    Obama's surrender to Turkey represents a national disgrace.

  3. Golda Meir:

    What do you gain, Soviet Union, from this miserable policy Where is your decency Would it be a disgrace for you to give up this battle (On suppression of freedom for Jews in the USSR)

  4. William Corporon:

    You are a coward, you are not a patriot. You are a disgrace to the uniform you wore.

  5. Donald Trump:

    It's a disgrace when every case gets filed in the 9th Circuit, that's not law. Every case in the 9th Circuit we get beaten and then we end up having to go to Supreme Court like the travel ban and we won. Every case, no matter where it is, they file is practically, for all intents and purposes, they file it in what's called the 9th Circuit. This was an Obama judge. I'll tell you what, it's not going to happen like this anymore.

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  • عار, خزيArabic
  • позор, позоря, безчестиеBulgarian
  • ostouzet, ponižování, ponižovat, ponížení, ostuda, zostudit, ostouzeníCzech
  • Schmach, Schande, UngnadeGerman
  • ατιμάζω, καταισχύνω, ατίμωση, ντροπιάζω, ανυποληψία, όνειδος, αίσχος, δυσμένεια, ντροπήGreek
  • malhonorigiEsperanto
  • deshonrar, desgraciaSpanish
  • väheksyä, epäsuosioFinnish
  • disgrâce, honte, ignominieFrench
  • deshonoro, desfavorizarIdo
  • óvirðingIcelandic
  • infamia, vergogna, ignominia, disonorareItalian
  • 不名誉, 恥, 恥辱Japanese
  • 恥辱, 치욕Korean
  • infamia, ignominiaLatin
  • vanæreNorwegian
  • desgraçaPortuguese
  • rușine, ocară, dizgrație, dizgrațiaRomanian
  • позо́р, опозорить, срам, бесчестить, бесчестие, обесчестить, позор, осрамить, позорить, срамитьRussian
  • ганьба́Ukrainian
  • sỉ nhục, 恥辱Vietnamese

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    an unpleasant or disastrous destiny
    • A. interrogate
    • B. doom
    • C. demolish
    • D. emerge

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