disgrace

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v disgrace damage the reputation of "This newspaper story discredits the politicians"
    • v disgrace reduce in worth or character, usually verbally "She tends to put down younger women colleagues","His critics took him down after the lecture"
    • v disgrace bring shame or dishonor upon "he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime"
    • n disgrace a state of dishonor "one mistake brought shame to all his family","suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Disgrace An act of unkindness; a disfavor. "The interchange continually of favors and disgraces ."
    • Disgrace That which brings dishonor; cause of shame or reproach; great discredit; as, vice is a disgrace to a rational being.
    • Disgrace The condition of being out of favor; loss of favor, regard, or respect. "Macduff lives in disgrace ."
    • Disgrace The state of being dishonored, or covered with shame; dishonor; shame; ignominy. "To tumble down thy husband and thyself
      From top of honor to disgrace's feet?"
    • Disgrace To do disfavor to; to bring reproach or shame upon; to dishonor; to treat or cover with ignominy; to lower in estimation. "Shall heap with honors him they now disgrace .""His ignorance disgraced him."
    • Disgrace To put out of favor; to dismiss with dishonor. "Flatterers of the disgraced minister.""Pitt had been disgraced and the old Duke of Newcastle dismissed."
    • Disgrace To treat discourteously; to upbraid; to revile. "The goddess wroth gan foully her disgrace ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n disgrace A state of being out of favor; exclusion from favor, confidence, or trust: as, the minister retired from court in disgrace.
    • n disgrace A state of ignominy, dishonor, or shame; subjection to opprobrium.
    • n disgrace A cause of shame or reproach; that which dishonors: as, honest poverty is no disgrace.
    • n disgrace Want of grace of person or mind; illfavoredness; ungracious condition or character.
    • n disgrace An act of unkindness; an ill turn.
    • n disgrace Synonyms and Disgrace, Dishonor, etc. (see odium), discredit, ignominy, infamy, disrepute, reproach, contempt, opprobrium, obloquy.
    • n disgrace Scandal, blot.
    • disgrace To put out of favor; dismiss with discredit.
    • disgrace To treat or affect ignominiously; bring or cast shame or reproach upon; dishonor; put to shame.
    • disgrace To revile; upbraid; heap reproaches upon.
    • disgrace Synonyms and Debase, Degrade, etc. (see abase); to shame, mortify, dishonor; tarnish, blot, stain, sully. See list under debase.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Disgrace dis-grās′ state of being out of grace or favour, or of being dishonoured: cause of shame: dishonour
    • v.t Disgrace to put out of favour: to bring disgrace or shame upon
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Quotations

  • Francis Bacon
    Francis%20Bacon
    “The person is a poor judge who by an action can be disgraced more in failing than they can be honored in succeeding.”
  • David Hare
    David%20Hare
    “To those whose God is honor; only disgrace is a sin.”
  • Motto
    Motto
    “Death rather than disgrace.”
  • Scottish Proverb
    Scottish Proverb
    “One may survive distress, but not disgrace.”
  • Jim Palmer
    Jim Palmer
    “Losing is no disgrace if you've given your best.”
  • Dante Alighieri
    Dante%20Alighieri
    “This miserable state is borne by the wretched souls of those who lived without disgrace and without praise.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. disgrâce,; pref. dis-,L. dis-,) + grâce,. See Grace

Usage

In literature:

The mother pointed out the danger of the law and the disgrace attached to an arrest by the borough constable.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
If we don't cook up something to pay them back, the name of freshman will be disgraced forever more.
"Grace Harlowe's Plebe Year at High School" by Jessie Graham Flower
He proved himself unworthy to be a naval officer and was dismissed from the service in disgrace and disappeared.
"Madge Morton's Secret" by Amy D. V. Chalmers
What lasting disgrace will then be mine!
"Parkhurst Boys" by Talbot Baines Reed
This ought not to continue; it is injurious to the artists, and disgraceful to the country.
"Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry" by Thomas Davis
London is getting disgraceful now.
"In Honour's Cause" by George Manville Fenn
Prize fighting in itself is not so bad, but the class of men who follow it have brought disgrace and disrepute upon it.
"Frank Merriwell's Races" by Burt L. Standish
His home disgraced, his position ruined, his children ostracized.
"Tess of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
Nay but, Chremes, I'll let you now hear from me a disgraceful piece of business.
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer, (AKA) Terence
Mark you; I do not say that she has been disgraced; and pray do not suppose it possible that I should think so.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
Leave me; I feel deeply vexed, and must have time to think over this disgraceful affair.
"Eric, or Little by Little" by Frederic W. Farrar
What d'y mean by disgracing me?
"The Bishop's Secret" by Fergus Hume
There was no disgrace anywhere.
"How It All Came Round" by L. T. Meade
The drudgery was done by slaves; the idea that a free citizen should work was preposterous; to be useful was a disgrace.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7" by Elbert Hubbard
Now you must either fight the Lord Ghek within a night and day or be disgraced!
"The Pirates of Ersatz" by Murray Leinster
He has tried all styles, from the grotesque to the solemn, and has not so failed in any as to incur derision or disgrace.
"The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes" by Samuel Johnson
It was no more disgrace to take gifts than to give them.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
The third subscription had been conducted in a manner as disgraceful.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
I am going away in disgrace.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
I was not quite aware at that hour how close was the shadow of disgrace.
"The Slave of Silence" by Fred M. White
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In poetry:

Intellectual disgrace
Stares from every human face,
And the seas of pity lie
Locked and frozen in each eye.
"In Memory Of W.B. Yeats" by W H Auden
God will exclude them utterly
From his most blessed face,
And them involve in misery,
In shame, and in disgrace.
"Of Hell And The Estate of Those Who Perish" by John Bunyan
She never goes in public places,
Where men and women's evil faces
Are ever looking for disgraces—
She fears them.
"The Model Girl" by Frank Barbour Coffin
But alike shall be at last
The shamed and the blessèd place,
The future and the past,
Man's grace and man's disgrace.
"The Suicide" by Thomas MacDonagh
Beauty death turns to rottenness,
And youth to wrinkled face;
The witty he brings to distress,
And wantons to disgrace.
"Of Death" by John Bunyan
Do you see that boy whose wistful eyes
Are gazing on my face?
I've overshadowed his young life
With sorrow and disgrace.
"Signing The Pledge" by Frances Ellen Watkins

In news:

Now that Lance Armstrong, the seven-time Tour de France winner, has been thoroughly disgraced ,has anyone learned anything.
Cycling faces steep climb after Lance's disgrace .
Risks in 1950s bomb test 'a disgrace '.
' Disgrace ' deserving of fine.
CU Buffs a disgrace .
Nancy Pelosi is a disgrace .
This November, do not reward them for such disgraceful behavior.
Day of disgrace , hope for Lance Armstrong.
Tony Scott's last leap, Akin's fall from disgrace and the conspiracy of lemmings.
Obama campaign ' disgrace ' to presidency.
US national debate is a disgrace .
No extension for Thibs is disgrace .
Charles Barkley said Thursday that it's a " disgrace " that Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau has yet to receive a contract extension.
Robinson's Disgrace ,' by Kate Summerscale.
"Say No To Disgrace , Say No To Sean Patrick Maloney" (Updated.
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In science:

Ordered by the sixth Fatimid caliph, al-Hakim, to carry out this operation, he quickly perceived the insanity of what he was attempting to do, and retired in disgrace.
Astrometry during the past 2000 years
Ill-treated as PWDs are an economic burden and a social disgrace.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
The caretakers are also depressed and dejected for having the PWDs as their children. Caretakers have no mind to spend on PWDs. They are ill treated as PWDs are a economic burden and a social disgrace. So caretakers never take any steps to make them get any form of vocations training.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
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