- The definition of a disgrace is a loss of respect or a public dishonor.
A person who commits a crime is an example of a disgrace to a family.
- Disgrace is defined as to shame or dishonor.
An example of to disgrace is the teenage daughter of a pastor getting pregnant.
- the state of being in disfavor, as because of bad conduct
- loss of favor or respect; public dishonor; ignominy; disrepute; shame
- a person or thing that brings shame, dishonor, or reproach (to one, etc.)
Origin of disgraceFrench disgrâce ; from Italian disgrazia ; from dis- (L dis-), not + grazia, favor ; from Classical Latin gratia: see grace
- to bring shame or dishonor upon; be a discredit to; be unworthy of: to disgrace one's family
- to dismiss from a position of favor; punish by degrading; humiliate
Origin of disgraceFr disgracier < It disgraziare < the n.
- Loss of honor, respect, or reputation; shame.
- The condition of being strongly and generally disapproved.
- One that brings disfavor or discredit: Your handwriting is a disgrace.
transitive verbdis·graced, dis·grac·ing, dis·grac·es
- To bring shame or dishonor on: disgraced the entire community.
- To deprive of favor or good repute; treat with disfavor: The family was disgraced by the scandal.
Origin of disgraceFrench disgrâce, from Italian disgrazia : dis-, not (from Latin; see dis–) + grazia, favor (from Latin gratia, from gratus, pleasing; see gwer&schwa;-2 in Indo-European roots).
(third-person singular simple present disgraces, present participle disgracing, simple past and past participle disgraced)
- To disrespect another; to put someone out of favor.
From Middle French disgracier.