disgrace


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Wikipedia.

dis·grace

 (dĭs-grās′)
n.
1. Loss of honor, respect, or reputation; shame.
2. The condition of being strongly and generally disapproved.
3. One that brings disfavor or discredit: Your handwriting is a disgrace.
tr.v. dis·graced, dis·grac·ing, dis·grac·es
1. To bring shame or dishonor on: disgraced the entire community.
2. To deprive of favor or good repute; treat with disfavor: The family was disgraced by the scandal.

[French disgrâce, from Italian disgrazia : dis-, not (from Latin; see dis-) + grazia, favor (from Latin grātia, from grātus, pleasing; see gwerə- in Indo-European roots).]

dis·grac′er n.

disgrace

(dɪsˈɡreɪs)
n
1. a condition of shame, loss of reputation, or dishonour
2. a shameful person, thing, or state of affairs
3. exclusion from confidence or trust: he is in disgrace with his father.
vb (tr)
4. to bring shame upon; be a discredit to
5. to treat or cause to be treated with disfavour
disˈgracer n

dis•grace

(dɪsˈgreɪs)

n., v. -graced, -grac•ing. n.
1. the loss of respect, honor, or esteem; ignominy; shame.
2. a person, act, or thing that causes shame, reproach, or dishonor or is dishonorable or shameful.
3. the state of being out of favor; exclusion from favor or trust: courtiers and ministers in disgrace.
v.t.
4. to bring or reflect shame or reproach upon.
5. to dismiss with discredit; rebuke or humiliate: to be disgraced at court.
[1540–50; < Middle French < Italian disgrazia=dis- dis-1 + grazia < Latin gratia (see grace)]
dis•grac′er, n.
syn: disgrace, dishonor, ignominy, infamy imply a very low position in the opinion of others. disgrace implies being excluded and held in strong disfavor by others: to bring disgrace to one's family by not paying debts. dishonor suggests a loss of honor or honorable reputation; it usu. relates to one's own conduct: He preferred death to dishonor. ignominy is disgrace that invites public contempt: the ignominy of being caught cheating. infamy is shameful notoriety, or baseness of action or character that is widely known and recognized: The children never outlived their father's infamy.

disgrace


Past participle: disgraced
Gerund: disgracing

Imperative
disgrace
disgrace
Present
I disgrace
you disgrace
he/she/it disgraces
we disgrace
you disgrace
they disgrace
Preterite
I disgraced
you disgraced
he/she/it disgraced
we disgraced
you disgraced
they disgraced
Present Continuous
I am disgracing
you are disgracing
he/she/it is disgracing
we are disgracing
you are disgracing
they are disgracing
Present Perfect
I have disgraced
you have disgraced
he/she/it has disgraced
we have disgraced
you have disgraced
they have disgraced
Past Continuous
I was disgracing
you were disgracing
he/she/it was disgracing
we were disgracing
you were disgracing
they were disgracing
Past Perfect
I had disgraced
you had disgraced
he/she/it had disgraced
we had disgraced
you had disgraced
they had disgraced
Future
I will disgrace
you will disgrace
he/she/it will disgrace
we will disgrace
you will disgrace
they will disgrace
Future Perfect
I will have disgraced
you will have disgraced
he/she/it will have disgraced
we will have disgraced
you will have disgraced
they will have disgraced
Future Continuous
I will be disgracing
you will be disgracing
he/she/it will be disgracing
we will be disgracing
you will be disgracing
they will be disgracing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disgracing
you have been disgracing
he/she/it has been disgracing
we have been disgracing
you have been disgracing
they have been disgracing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disgracing
you will have been disgracing
he/she/it will have been disgracing
we will have been disgracing
you will have been disgracing
they will have been disgracing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disgracing
you had been disgracing
he/she/it had been disgracing
we had been disgracing
you had been disgracing
they had been disgracing
Conditional
I would disgrace
you would disgrace
he/she/it would disgrace
we would disgrace
you would disgrace
they would disgrace
Past Conditional
I would have disgraced
you would have disgraced
he/she/it would have disgraced
we would have disgraced
you would have disgraced
they would have disgraced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disgrace - a state of dishonor; "one mistake brought shame to all his family"; "suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison"
dishonor, dishonour - a state of shame or disgrace; "he was resigned to a life of dishonor"
humiliation - state of disgrace or loss of self-respect
obloquy, opprobrium - state of disgrace resulting from public abuse
odium - state of disgrace resulting from detestable behavior
reproach - disgrace or shame; "he brought reproach upon his family"
Verb1.disgrace - bring shame or dishonor upondisgrace - bring shame or dishonor upon; "he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime"
befoul, maculate, defile, foul - spot, stain, or pollute; "The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it"
2.disgrace - reduce in worth or character, usually verbally; "She tends to put down younger women colleagues"; "His critics took him down after the lecture"
abase, chagrin, humiliate, humble, mortify - cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"
reduce - lower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified situation; "She reduced her niece to a servant"
dehumanise, dehumanize - deprive of human qualities; "Life in poverty has dehumanized them"
3.disgrace - damage the reputation of; "This newspaper story discredits the politicians"
disparage, belittle, pick at - express a negative opinion of; "She disparaged her student's efforts"

disgrace

noun
2. scandal, stain, stigma, blot, blemish the disgrace of having an illegitimate child
verb
1. shame, stain, humiliate, discredit, degrade, taint, sully, dishonour, stigmatize, defame, abase, bring shame upon These soldiers have disgraced their regiment.
shame credit, honour, grace
in disgrace out of favour, unpopular, in the doghouse, in someone's bad books He refuses to say why he is in disgrace.

disgrace

nounverb
To damage in reputation:
Idiom: be a reproach to.
Translations
خِزْيشَيْءٌ مُخْزٍعارٌيَطْرُدُ من مَنْصِب ذي أهميّهيُلْحِقُ العارَ
nemilostneúctanevážnostostudapotupa
bringe skamskændselskandaleunådevanære
megvonja kegyeitszégyenére van
lítillækka; reka med skömmónáîóvirîa, verîa til skammarskömm; hneisasmán
gėdanegarbingainegarbingasnešlovė
apkaunojumsapkaunotdegradētnegodsnelabvēlība
nemilosťpotupa
osramotitisramota
gözden düşmegözden düşürmekrezil etmekşerefsizlikutanç

disgrace

[dɪsˈgreɪs]
A. N
1. (= state of shame) → deshonra f, ignominia f
there is no disgrace in being poorno es ninguna deshonra ser pobre
to be in disgrace [adult] → estar totalmente desacreditado, haber caído en desgracia; [pet, child] → estar castigado
she was sent home in disgracela mandaron a casa castigada
to bring disgrace ondeshonrar
2. (= shameful thing) → vergüenza f
it's a disgracees una vergüenza
you're a disgrace!¡lo tuyo es una vergüenza!
to be a disgrace to the school/familyser una deshonra para la escuela/la familia
3. (= downfall) → caída f
B. VT [+ family, country] → deshonrar
he disgraced himselfse deshonró
he was disgraced and banishedlo destituyeron de su cargo y lo desterraron

disgrace

[dɪsˈgreɪs]
n
(= disfavour) → disgrâce f (= dishonour) → honte f, déshonneur m
to be in disgrace → être en disgrâce
to be sent home in disgrace → être renvoyé(e) chez soi dans la honte
to resign in disgrace → démissionner dans la honte
(= disgraced person, thing) → honte f
it's a disgrace! → c'est une honte!
to be a disgrace to sb (= cause of shame) → être la honte de qn
You are a disgrace to us
BUT Tu nous déshonores.
vt [+ family, organization] → faire honte à, déshonorer; [+ name] → déshonorer
to disgrace o.s. → se déshonorer, se couvrir de honte

disgrace

n
no pl (= dishonour, shame)Schande f; in disgracemit Schimpf und Schande; (as a punishment) → zur Strafe; to bring disgrace (up)on somebodyjdm Schande machen or bringen; to be in/fall into disgracein Ungnade (gefallen) sein/fallen (with bei)
(= cause of shame, thing) → Schande f(to für), Blamage f(to für); (person) → Schandfleck m (→ to +gen); you’re a complete disgrace!mit dir kann man sich wirklich nur blamieren!; the cost of rented accommodation is a disgracees ist eine Schande, wie teuer Mietwohnungen sind
vtSchande machen (+dat); country, familySchande bringen über (+acc); don’t disgrace us!mach uns keine Schande!, blamier uns nicht!; to disgrace oneselfsich blamieren; (child, dog)sich schlecht benehmen; he disgraced himself by losing his temperzu seiner Schande verlor er die Beherrschung; to be disgracedblamiert sein; (politician, officer etc)in Unehre gefallen sein

disgrace

[dɪsˈgreɪs]
1. n (state of shame) → disonore m, vergogna; (shameful thing) → vergogna; (disfavour) → disgrazia
he's a disgrace to the school/family → è il disonore della scuola/della famiglia
he's brought disgrace upon himself → si è ricoperto di vergogna
to be in disgrace → essere in disgrazia (child, dog) → essere in castigo
it's a disgrace → è una vergogna
2. vt (family, country) → disonorare, far cadere in disgrazia
he disgraced himself → ha fatto una pessima figura
he was publicly disgraced → fu svergognato pubblicamente

disgrace

(disˈgreis) noun
1. the state of being out of favour. He is in disgrace because of his behaviour.
2. a state of being without honour and regarded without respect. There seemed to be nothing ahead of him but disgrace and shame.
3. something which causes or ought to cause shame. Your clothes are a disgrace!
verb
1. to bring shame upon. Did you have to disgrace me by appearing in those clothes?
2. to dismiss from a position of importance. He was publicly disgraced.
disˈgraceful adjective
very bad or shameful. disgraceful behaviour; The service in that hotel was disgraceful.
disˈgracefully adverb
References in classic literature ?
I didn't ask any questions, of course, but I felt so sorry for them and was rather glad I hadn't any wild brothers to do wicked things and disgrace the family.
For an instant he hung suspended by the rock, and looking about him, with a countenance of peculiar care, he added bitterly, "Had the powder held out, this disgrace could never have befallen
Look,' sez I, 'at the disgrace he brings upon a high-toned, fash'nable girl, at whose side he's walked and danced, and passed rings, and sentiments, and bokays in the changes o' the cotillion and the mizzourka.
Do you think, then, dear Clifford," added she, with a wretched smile, "that I have brought an irretrievable disgrace on the old house, by opening a little shop in the front gable?
The witnesses of Hester Prynne's disgrace had not yet passed beyond their simplicity.
He was not like some men, always at it; he used to keep steady for weeks or months together, and then he would break out and have a "bout" of it, as York called it, and be a disgrace to himself, a terror to his wife, and a nuisance to all that had to do with him.
Into this wild-beast tangle these men had been born without their consent, they had taken part in it because they could not help it; that they were in jail was no disgrace to them, for the game had never been fair, the dice were loaded.
Thus, the times for revenge on Rosa and Jane, the two chamber maids, were always chosen in those seasons when (as not unfrequently happened) they were in disgrace with their mistress, when any complaint from them would of course meet with no sympathy.
I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it.
She taught me that because I got into disgrace once, through ignorance.
The Queen is insulted by my haughtiness equal to treason, but no punishment even blood, will not be able to wash out the disgrace, which you have suffered by me.
Thinks as long as he can hide, it ain't no disgrace.