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. Donald Trump:

    It's a terrible thing when judges take over your protective services, when they tell you how to protect your border. It's a disgrace.

  2. Katherine Anne Porter:

    Defeat in this world is no disgrace if you fought well and fought for the right thing.

  3. Donald Trump:

    If they had spies in my campaign, that would be a disgrace to this country. That would be one of the biggest insults that anyone has ever seen. It would be very illegal aside from everything else, it would make probably every political event ever look like small potatoes.

  4. Donald Trump:

    The IG report just came out and I was just briefed on The IG report and The IG report's a disgrace what's happened with respect to the things that were done to our country, it is incredible, far worse than I would've ever thought possible.

  5. Greg Fayer:

    The Kardashians have suffered enormous damages as a result of the many failures and breaches created by the operator’s mismanagement of the company. The lawsuit is a disgrace. Itis a jumble of false accusations which will be exposed as lies.

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Translations for disgrace

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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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