What does disgrace mean?

Definitions for disgrace
dɪsˈgreɪsdis·grace

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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"

Wiktionary

  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. disgraceverb

    To disrespect another; to put someone out of favor.

  6. Etymology: From disgracier.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Disgracenoun

    Etymology: disgrace, French.

    Like a dull actor now,
    I have forgot my part, and I am out
    Even to a full disgrace. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    Poetry, howsoever censured, is not fallen from the highest stage of honour to the lowest stair of disgrace. Henry Peacham.

    To such bondage he was for so many courses tied by her, whose disgraces to him were graced by her excellence. Philip Sidney.

  2. To Disgraceverb

    Etymology: from the noun.

    We may not so in any one special kind admire her, that we disgrace her in any other; but let all her ways be according unto their place and degree adored. Richard Hooker, b. ii. s. 1.

    Mens passions will carry them far in misrepresenting an opinion, which they have a mind to disgrace. Burnet.

Wikipedia

  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.

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

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.

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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Numerology

  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. Tennis Australia:

    }'A disgrace': See how some Australians are reacting to Djokovic visa row 01:42 However you might feel about the polarizing Djokovic, there's not a scenario where he ever deserved this. It's unlikely the world's No. 1 tennis player would have got on the long commercial flight to Melbourne had he not been given a green light from tournament officials. But somewhere along the way, the information pipeline involving Australian Open officials, the Victorian state government and federal authorities has become a game of broken telephone. Prime Minister Morrison insisted the buck stopped with authorities at the border, not tennis organizers.

  2. William Corporon:

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

  3. Donald Trump:

    It's a disgrace. It's a disgrace.

  4. Socrates:

    No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training… what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.

  5. Donald Trump:

    And frankly, they should look at him for treason because Adam Schiff is making up the words of the President of the United States -- not only words but the meaning -- and United States's a disgrace. It should not be allowed to happen.

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Translations for disgrace

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  • عار, خزيArabic
  • позор, безчестие, позоряBulgarian
  • zostudit, ponižování, ostuda, ponižovat, ostouzení, ostouzet, poníženíCzech
  • Schmach, Schande, UngnadeGerman
  • όνειδος, ανυποληψία, ατιμάζω, αίσχος, δυσμένεια, ντροπή, ατίμωση, καταισχύνω, ντροπιάζωGreek
  • malhonorigiEsperanto
  • deshonrar, desgraciaSpanish
  • epäsuosio, väheksyäFinnish
  • ignominie, disgrâce, honteFrench
  • desfavorizar, deshonoroIdo
  • óvirðingIcelandic
  • infamia, ignominia, vergogna, disonorareItalian
  • 恥辱, 恥, 不名誉Japanese
  • 치욕, 恥辱Korean
  • infamia, ignominiaLatin
  • vanæreNorwegian
  • desgraçaPortuguese
  • dizgrație, ocară, rușine, dizgrațiaRomanian
  • бесчестие, срам, срамить, бесчестить, опозорить, осрамить, позо́р, позорить, обесчестить, позорRussian
  • ганьба́Ukrainian
  • 恥辱, sỉ nhụcVietnamese

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