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Meaning of DISGRACE

Pronunciation:  dis'greys

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

DISGRACE is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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;
  2. \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.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you have been disgraced means that you have a low moral character and are lowering your reputation even more. Dreaming that you are worried about the disgraceful conducts of others, symbolizes your unsatisfying hopes and pestering worries that continue to hover over your head.
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