What does disgrace mean?

Definitions for disgracedɪsˈgreɪs

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.

  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


  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.]


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Josh Billings:

    No one can disgrace us but ourselves.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I think the sanctuary cities are a disgrace.

  3. Bernie Sanders:

    What is going on is a disgrace beyond belief.

  4. Donald Trump:

    What happened in Oakland was a disgrace to our nation.

  5. Jim Grue:

    It is no disgrace to be poor, but it might as well be.

Images & Illustrations of disgrace

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Translations for disgrace

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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