• WordNet 3.6
    • n disgracefulness unworthiness meriting public disgrace and dishonor
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n disgracefulness Ignominy; shamefulness.
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  • Horace
    “We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.”
  • John Ruskin
    “The child who desires education will be bettered by it; the child who dislikes it disgraced.”
  • Francis Bacon
    “The person is a poor judge who by an action can be disgraced more in failing than they can be honored in succeeding.”
  • Pierre Corneille
    “I have deserved neither so much honor or so much disgrace.”
  • David Hare
    “To those whose God is honor; only disgrace is a sin.”
  • Motto
    “Death rather than disgrace.”


In literature:

Her whole sex, as well as the family she sprung from, is disgraced by it.
"Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
He was not only disgraced, but ruined; he was an exile and a pauper.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume III" by John Lord
Sapor defied Rome herself, and dragged the Emperor Valerian in disgraceful captivity to Ctesiphon, his capital.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume IV" by John Lord
He was either bribed or intimidated, and disgracefully abjured the cause for which he at first gallantly fought.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume VIII" by John Lord
It is the disgrace of nature, the foil of reason, the maim of wit, and the slur of understanding.
"Character Writings of the 17th Century" by Various
He was afraid he might disgrace France.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol III" by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
Such men inflict disgrace upon disgrace itself.
"Seekers after God" by Frederic William Farrar
I've said enough a'ready about your bringing such disgrace upo' your uncle's family.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol IV." by Editors: Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
"The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love" by Emanuel Swedenborg
I have ever looked upon this as a most disgraceful thing to America.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society

In poetry:

'Tis to the Welsh a foul disgrace,
They're in religion still so young,
That not the tithe of all the race
The scriptures read, in their own tongue.
"Advice To Hear, And To Read, The Word Of God" by Rees Prichard
Lord, in thy skirt, love's tender gaol,
Hide thou my selfish heart's disgrace;
Fill me with light, and then unveil
To friend and foe a friendly face.
"The Pinafore" by George MacDonald
"Poor me! Of course the whole disgrace,
In spite of reason, falls on me:
And so all women of my race,
In pure right, shall be reason-free,
In every case.
"Mount Arafa" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Then pity those whose sorrows flow
In vain o'er Shipley's empty grave!--
-- Sailor, thou weep'st, indulge thy woe;
Such tears will not disgrace the brave!
"Epitaph On A Young Naval Officer. Designed For A Tomb In A Town In Wales" by Reginald Heber
His brother fond (the only link
To life that bound him now)
One morning, overcome by drink,
He broke his leg (the right, I think)
In some disgraceful row.
"A Worm Will Turn" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Follow her, whose light thy light depriveth!
Though here thou liv'st disgraced,
And she in heaven is placed,
Yet follow her whose light the world reviveth!
"Devotion" by Thomas Campion

In news:

Barclays has appointed its retail banking chief Antony Jenkins as group chief executive with immediate effect, following Bob Diamond's exit from the disgraced bank in July.
Postal Service gets the information it wants from disgraced cyclist.
David Petraeus was sneaked into the Capitol, away from photographers and television cameras, on Friday for the disgraced former CIA director's first, closed-door congressional testimony since resigning over an extramarital affair.
I found it disgraceful to go to the Barletta-Stilp debate on and find US Rep Lou Barletta not to be there.
What an utter disgrace that our country has allowed American citizens to be killed in Libya.
Four years after Madoff's arrest, Sheehan has been thoroughly educated about the disgraced financier.
Lack of action isn't just disgraceful, it's a matter of national security.
Disgraced Chinese badminton player Yu Yang has quit the sport after being disqualified from the Olympics along with seven other women for deliberately trying to lose to secure an easier draw in the knockout rounds.
'Nightcrawler' centers on disgraced cop and murder victim's daughter.
Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig isn't rescuing the Dodgers from the disgrace of the McCourts' sideshow.
Providing $151 million so workers can just play cards is a disgrace.
Disgraced former Judge Richard Baumgartner, right, walks with his attorney, Donald A Bosch , after a court appearance Tuesday at the Howard H Baker Jr Federal Courthouse.
Which is the Biggest Disgrace of the Obama Administration.
Then check back to see which disgraces move on to the next round.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Disgraced business leader Russell Wasendorf Sr.

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)