disgraceful


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dis·grace·ful

 (dĭs-grās′fəl)
adj.
Bringing or warranting disgrace; shameful.

dis·grace′ful·ly adv.
dis·grace′ful·ness n.

disgraceful

(dɪsˈɡreɪsfʊl)
adj
shameful; scandalous
disˈgracefully adv
disˈgracefulness n

dis•grace•ful

(dɪsˈgreɪs fəl)

adj.
bringing or deserving disgrace.
[1585–95]
dis•grace′ful•ly, adv.
dis•grace′ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.disgraceful - giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation; "scandalous behavior"; "the wicked rascally shameful conduct of the bankrupt"- Thackeray; "the most shocking book of its time"
immoral - deliberately violating accepted principles of right and wrong
2.disgraceful - (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shamedisgraceful - (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame; "Man...has written one of his blackest records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands"- Rachel Carson; "an ignominious retreat"; "inglorious defeat"; "an opprobrious monument to human greed"; "a shameful display of cowardice"
dishonorable, dishonourable - lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor; "dishonorable in thought and deed"

disgraceful

disgraceful

adjective
1. Meriting or causing shame or dishonor:
2. Worthy of severe disapproval:
Translations
شَائِنمُعيب، مُخْزٍ
ostudnýhanebný
rædselsfulduværdig
häpeällinen
sramotan
svívirîilegur
不名誉な
수치스러운
skandalös
น่าอับอาย
ô nhục

disgraceful

[dɪsˈgreɪsfʊl] ADJvergonzoso; [behaviour] → escandaloso
disgraceful!¡qué vergüenza!

disgraceful

[dɪsˈgreɪsfʊl] adj [behaviour, state] → scandaleux/euse, honteux/euse; [scenes] → scandaleux/euse

disgraceful

adjerbärmlich (schlecht); behaviour, scenes, negligenceskandalös; it’s quite disgraceful how/that …es ist wirklich eine Schande, wie/dass …

disgraceful

[dɪsˈgreɪsfʊl] adjvergognoso/a, scandaloso/a

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

disgraceful

شَائِن ostudný uværdig schändlich ατιμωτικός vergonzoso häpeällinen honteux sramotan vergognoso 不名誉な 수치스러운 schandelijk vanærende haniebny vergonhoso позорный skandalös น่าอับอาย utanç verici ô nhục 丢人的
References in classic literature ?
Meg says my punchtuation and spelling are disgraceful and I am mortyfied but dear me I have so many things to do, I can't stop.
And, after what I may term your disgraceful and unsportsmanlike conduct toward me and my friends, I prefer not to have anything further to do with you.
No aim that I have ever cherished would they recognise as laudable; no success of mine -- if my life, beyond its domestic scope, had ever been brightened by success -- would they deem otherwise than worthless, if not positively disgraceful.
The "Court Circular" pleased me better; indeed, its simple and dignified respect- fulness was a distinct refreshment to me after all those disgraceful familiarities.
But Marianne abhorred all concealment where no real disgrace could attend unreserve; and to aim at the restraint of sentiments which were not in themselves illaudable, appeared to her not merely an unnecessary effort, but a disgraceful subjection of reason to common-place and mistaken notions.
But then it seems disgraceful to be flogged, and to be sent to stand in the middle of a room full of people; and you are such a great girl: I am far younger than you, and I could not bear it.
It is disgraceful that she should own him for a friend, and force his company on me
In fact as an imitation of a boy who was a confirmed invalid he was a disgraceful sight.
One of Andrew's superior officers -- a certain Major Kirke, if I remember right -found him in his quarters, writing to his father a confession of the disgraceful truth, with a loaded pistol by his side.
And whose appearance,' interposed his sister, directing general attention to me in my indefinable costume, 'is perfectly scandalous and disgraceful.
Wopsle got into Newgate, I thought he never would go to the scaffold, he became so much slower than at any former period of his disgraceful career.
The antagonist of Grantmesnil, instead of bearing his lance-point fair against the crest or the shield of his enemy, swerved so much from the direct line as to break the weapon athwart the person of his opponent a circumstance which was accounted more disgraceful than that of being actually unhorsed; because the latter might happen from accident, whereas the former evinced awkwardness and want of management of the weapon and of the horse.