Disgrace - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dɪsˈɡreɪs|  American pronunciation of the word disgrace
Brit.  |dɪsˈɡreɪs|  British pronunciation of the word disgrace


- a state of dishonor (syn: ignominy, shame)


- bring shame or dishonor upon (syn: attaint, dishonor, dishonour, shame)
- reduce in worth or character, usually verbally (syn: degrade, demean, put down, take down)
- damage the reputation of (syn: discredit)

Extra examples

Many feel that the mayor has disgraced the town government by accepting personal favors from local businesspeople.

He felt he had disgraced himself by failing at school.

The secret was protected out of a fear of political disgrace.

Many feel that the mayor has brought disgrace upon the town.

She was forced to leave in disgrace.

His table manners are a disgrace.

The health-care system is a national disgrace.

Smith faced total public disgrace after the incident.

Toranaga sent us away in disgrace.

His actions brought disgrace on the family.

There was no disgrace in finishing fourth.

How could you disgrace us all like that?

I'm not the one who disgraced herself at the wedding!

...the school's filthy, broken-down lavatories were a disgrace...

The UK rail system is a national disgrace.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: disgrace
he/she/it: disgraces
present participle: disgracing
past tense: disgraced
past participle: disgraced
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