From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdisgracedis‧grace1 /dɪsˈɡreɪs/ ●○○ noun1[uncountable]BAD BEHAVIOUR OR ACTIONS the loss of other people’s respect because you have done something they strongly disapprove ofSmith faced total public disgrace after the incident.in disgraceToranaga sent us away in disgrace.His actions brought disgrace on the family.There was no disgrace in finishing fourth.► see thesaurus at shame2 →be a disgrace
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disgrace• Mentally ill people were thought to be a disgrace to the family.• It is a disgrace that Government Departments are not subjected to the same scrutiny and punishments.• And what we got to put up with is a disgrace.• She says it's a disgrace.• Conception and disgrace somehow eluded her.• It is capitalcrime, and a black disgrace to the races of civilizedmankind.• While the father was in jail, the whole family suffered his disgrace.• In the end, Gerald R.. Fordpardoned Nixon after he resigned the presidency in disgrace.• Browne was caught using drugs, and was sent home from the private school in disgrace.• And if they twist things still to my disgrace in both counts, what more is there I can do?• Garton killed himself because he could not bear the disgrace of a public scandal.no disgrace• This is no disgrace, to cook up beans and cornbread and make it last.• We shall think it no disgrace for you.• The 2-0 defeat was no disgrace.• It was no disgrace to a great nobleman to serve even in a juniorcapacity in a good regiment.• But there was no disgrace in that.• There was no disgrace in finishingfourth in the Olympic 100mfinal, won that year by Harrison Dillard.disgracedisgrace2 verb [transitive]ASHAMEDto do something so bad that you make other people feel ashamedHow could you disgrace us all like that?disgrace yourself (by doing something)I’m not the one who disgraced herself at the wedding!be (publicly) disgraced (=be made to feel ashamed, especially in public)→ See Verb table
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disgrace• What became of Gary Glittermimics when Glitter got disgraced?• I was wild with fear we would be disgraced.• Napoleon, the greatest of all generals, dismissed and disgracedAdmiral Bruix when he questioned an order to sail his fleet.• She didn't tell anyone that she was pregnant for fear of disgracing her family.• She refuses to admit that she is the daughter for fear of disgracing her parents.• He disgraced himself, and he disgraced his badge..• Many say Lonetree has disgraced his people and his country.• Besides, labordisgraced itself in the Great Depression.• The coffin had reached its resting-place and had landed, without disgracing itself, on the catafalqueawaiting it.• My grandmother thought I was disgracing myself, following Tim around like a love-sick puppy.• a disgracedSenator• He would disgrace the family name and be destroyed into the bargain.be (publicly) disgraced• Enough that I would be publicly disgraced.• I was wild with fear we would be disgraced.• The family in Minnesota was disgraced and urged us to move away.• Better to be disgraced for distastefulhabits and withholdingevidence from the police than jailed for murder?