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Definition of "disgrace" []

  • Loss of honor, respect, or reputation; shame. (noun)
  • The condition of being strongly and generally disapproved. (noun)
  • One that brings disfavor or discredit: Your handwriting is a disgrace. (noun)
  • To bring shame or dishonor on: disgraced the entire community. (verb-transitive)
  • To deprive of favor or good repute; treat with disfavor: The family was disgraced by the scandal. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "disgrace" in a sentence
  • "I wished to save you the disgrace -- yes, _disgrace_!"
  • "Now I cannot let you disgrace my name, —”’ and my son, she had meant to say, but about her son she could not jest, —‘“disgrace my name, and”—and more in the same style, ’ she added."
  • "Withdrawing the money to help people in disgrace is criminal."