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Meaning & Definition of Disgrace in English

English

Disgrace

/dɪsgres/

noun

1. A state of dishonor

  • "One mistake brought shame to all his family"
  • "Suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison"
    synonym:
  • shame
  • ,
  • disgrace
  • ,
  • ignominy

verb

1. Bring shame or dishonor upon

  • "He dishonored his family by committing a serious crime"
    synonym:
  • dishonor
  • ,
  • disgrace
  • ,
  • dishonour
  • ,
  • attaint
  • ,
  • shame

2. Reduce in worth or character, usually verbally

  • "She tends to put down younger women colleagues"
  • "His critics took him down after the lecture"
    synonym:
  • take down
  • ,
  • degrade
  • ,
  • disgrace
  • ,
  • demean
  • ,
  • put down

3. Damage the reputation of

  • "This newspaper story discredits the politicians"
    synonym:
  • discredit
  • ,
  • disgrace

Examples of using

Who usually sits on the bench of disgrace?
It's a disgrace to our company.
He would rather die than disgrace himself.