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. 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.

  3. Donald Trump:

    We have somebody in what I call New York Times that's talking about he's part of the resistance inside the President Donald Trump administration, this is what we have to deal with. And you know the dishonest media... But it's really a disgrace.

  4. President Trump:

    You're a third-rate reporter. And what you just said is a disgrace, that was a nasty question from CNN.

  5. Donald Trump:

    That will never happen with me, i don't know if I'll do the fighting myself or if other people will, but that was a disgrace. I felt badly for him. But it showed that he's weak.

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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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    call in an official matter, such as to attend court
    • A. emanate
    • B. efface
    • C. denudate
    • D. summon

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