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disgrace


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disgrace  \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 
  being 
 
  4.  An  act  of  unkindness;  a  disfavor.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  interchange  continually  of  favors  and  disgraces. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  Syn:  Disfavor;  disesteem;  opprobrium;  reproach;  discredit; 
  disparagement;  dishonor;  shame;  infamy;  ignominy; 
  humiliation. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disgrace  \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 
  estimation. 
 
  Shall  heap  with  honors  him  they  now  disgrace. 
  --Pope. 
 
  His  ignorance  disgraced  him  --Johnson. 
 
  3.  To  treat  discourteously;  to  upbraid;  to  revile. 
 
  The  goddess  wroth  gan  foully  her  disgrace. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  Syn:  To  degrade;  humble;  humiliate;  abase;  disparage;  defame; 
  dishonor;  debase. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disgrace 
  n  :  a  state  of  dishonor;  "one  mistake  brought  shame  to  all  his 
  family";  "suffered  the  ignominy  of  being  sent  to  prison" 
  [syn:  {shame},  {ignominy}] 
  v  1:  bring  dishonor  upon  [syn:  {dishonor},  {dishonour},  {attaint}, 
  {shame}]  [ant:  {honor}] 
  2:  reduce  in  worth,  character,  etc.;  disgrace;  dishonour  [syn: 
  {degrade},  {demean},  {put  down}] 
  3:  damage  the  reputation  of  "This  newspaper  story  discredits 
  the  politicians"  [syn:  {discredit}] 




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