disgraceful

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Etymology[edit]

disgrace +‎ -ful

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): [dɪsˈɡɹeɪsfəɫ], [dɪzˈɡɹeɪsfəɫ]
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Adjective[edit]

disgraceful (comparative more disgraceful, superlative most disgraceful)

  1. Bringing or warranting disgrace; shameful.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 4, The Celebrity:
      Mr. Cooke at once began a tirade against the residents of Asquith for permitting a sandy and generally disgraceful condition of the roads. So roundly did he vituperate the inn management in particular, and with such a loud flow of words, that I trembled lest he should be heard on the veranda.
  2. Giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation.

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