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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disgraceful  \Dis*grace"ful\,  a. 
  Bringing  disgrace;  causing  shame;  shameful;  dishonorable; 
  unbecoming;  as  profaneness  is  disgraceful  to  a  man.  -- 
  {Dis*grace"ful*fy},  adv  --  {Dis*grace"ful*ness},  n. 
 
  The  Senate  have  cast  you  forth  disgracefully.  --B. 
  Jonson 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disgraceful 
  adj  1:  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"  [syn:  {scandalous}, 
  {shameful},  {shocking}] 
  2:  (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"  [syn:  {black},  {ignominious},  {inglorious}, 
  {opprobrious},  {shameful}] 




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