disgrace

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From Middle French disgracier.

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disgrace (plural disgraces)

  1. The condition of being out of favor; loss of favor, regard, or respect.
    • Shakespeare
      Macduff lives in disgrace.
  2. The state of being dishonored, or covered with shame; dishonor; shame; ignominy.
  3. That which brings dishonor; cause of shame or reproach; great discredit; as, vice is a disgrace to a rational being.
  4. (obsolete) An act of unkindness; a disfavor.
    • Francis Bacon
      the interchange continually of favours and disgraces

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disgrace (third-person singular simple present disgraces, present participle disgracing, simple past and past participle disgraced)

  1. To disrespect another; to put someone out of favor.

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