What does disgrace mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shame, disgrace, ignominyverb

    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, shameverb

    bring shame or dishonor upon

    "he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime"

  3. take down, degrade, disgrace, demean, put downverb

    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, disgraceverb

    damage the reputation of

    "This newspaper story discredits the politicians"


  1. disgracenoun

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

    Etymology: From disgracier.

  2. disgracenoun

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

    Etymology: From disgracier.

  3. disgracenoun

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

    Etymology: From disgracier.

  4. disgracenoun

    An act of unkindness; a disfavor.

    Etymology: From disgracier.

  5. disgraceverb

    To disrespect another; to put someone out of favor.

    Etymology: From disgracier.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disgracenoun

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

  2. Disgracenoun

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

  3. Disgracenoun

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

  4. Disgracenoun

    an act of unkindness; a disfavor

  5. Disgracenoun

    to put out favor; to dismiss with dishonor

  6. Disgracenoun

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

  7. Disgracenoun

    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. President Trump:

    What they are doing to our beautiful California is a disgrace to our country. It's a shame, the world is looking at it. Look at Los Angeles with the tents and the horrible, horrible conditions.

  2. Bernie Sanders:

    What is going on is a disgrace beyond belief.

  3. Donald Trump:

    This guy Lindsey Graham, he's one of the dumbest human beings I have ever seen, he starts hitting me, saying vicious things, ends up with 0%. He left in disgrace.


    Expectation is a strong belief that something will happen or be the case. Now, what has been or could be your expectation? Could it be fame or obscruity, greatness or commonness, riches or poverty, grace or disgrace, mess or mercy, success or failure? However, in case you don't know, the scripture says that your expectations shall not be cut off or denied, scripture reference (Proverbs 24:14, Proverbs 23:18). Although, your expectations may be delayed, but the delay will be just for a while. Yes! all your godly, earnest and positive expectations will definitely or surely materialize. It is a matter of time and provided you are patient enough with God. ~Emeasoba George

  5. 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)

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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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    without the natural or usual covering
    • A. abhor
    • B. denudate
    • C. render
    • D. loom

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