Definitions for: Disgrace

[n] a state of dishonor; "one mistake brought shame to all his family"; "suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison"
[v] damage the reputation of; "This newspaper story discredits the politicians"
[v] reduce in worth, character, etc.; disgrace; dishonour
[v] bring dishonor upon

Webster (1913) Definition: Dis*grace" (?; 277), n. [F. disgr[^a]ce; pref. dis-
(L. dis-) + gr[^a]ce. See Grace.]
1. The condition of being out of favor; loss of favor,
regard, or respect.

Macduff lives in disgrace. --Shak.

2. 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? --Shak.

3. That which brings dishonor; cause of shame or reproach;
great discredit; as, vice is a disgrace to a rational

4. An act of unkindness; a disfavor. [Obs.]

The interchange continually of favors and disgraces.

Syn: Disfavor; disesteem; opprobrium; reproach; discredit;
disparagement; dishonor; shame; infamy; ignominy;

Dis*grace", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disgraced; p. pr. &
vb. n. Disgracing.] [Cf. F. disgracier. See Disgrace, n.]
1. To put out favor; to dismiss with dishonor.

Flatterers of the disgraced minister. --Macaulay.

Pitt had been disgraced and the old Duke of
Newcastle dismissed. --J. Morley.

2. To do disfavor to; to bring reproach or shame upon; to
dishonor; to treat or cover with ignominy; to lower in

Shall heap with honors him they now disgrace.

His ignorance disgraced him. --Johnson.

3. To treat discourteously; to upbraid; to revile.

The goddess wroth gan foully her disgrace.

Syn: To degrade; humble; humiliate; abase; disparage; defame;
dishonor; debase.

Synonyms: attaint, degrade, demean, discredit, dishonor, dishonour, ignominy, put down, shame, shame

Antonyms: honor, honour, reward

See Also: abase, befoul, belittle, chagrin, defile, dehumanise, dehumanize, dishonor, dishonour, disparage, foul, humble, humiliate, humiliation, maculate, mortify, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, pick at, reduce, reproach

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