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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·grace /dɪˈskres, dɪsˈgres/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·grace n.
 1. The condition of being out of favor; loss of favor, regard, or respect.
    Macduff lives in disgrace.   --Shak.
 2. The state of being dishonored, or covered with shame; dishonor; shame; ignominy.
 To tumble down thy husband and thyself
 From top of honor to disgrace's feet?   --Shak.
 3. That which brings dishonor; cause of shame or reproach; great discredit; as, vice is a disgrace to a rational being.
 4. An act of unkindness; a disfavor. [Obs.]
    The interchange continually of favors and disgraces.   --Bacon.
 Syn: -- Disfavor; disesteem; opprobrium; reproach; discredit; disparagement; dishonor; shame; infamy; ignominy; humiliation.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·grace, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disgraced p. pr. & vb. n. Disgracing ]
 1. To put out of favor; to dismiss with dishonor.
    Flatterers of the disgraced minister.   --Macaulay.
    Pitt had been disgraced and the old Duke of Newcastle dismissed.   --J. Morley.
 2. To do disfavor to; to bring reproach or shame upon; to dishonor; to treat or cover with ignominy; to lower in estimation.
    Shall heap with honors him they now disgrace.   --Pope.
    His ignorance disgraced him.   --Johnson.
 3. To treat discourteously; to upbraid; to revile.
    The goddess wroth gan foully her disgrace.   --Spenser.
 Syn: -- To degrade; humble; humiliate; abase; disparage; defame; dishonor; debase.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a state of dishonor; "one mistake brought shame to all his
          family"; "suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison"
          [syn: shame, ignominy]
      v 1: bring shame or dishonor upon; "he dishonored his family by
           committing a serious crime" [syn: dishonor, dishonour,
            attaint, shame] [ant: honor]
      2: reduce in worth or character, usually verbally; "She tends
         to put down younger women colleagues"; "His critics took
         him down after the lecture" [syn: take down, degrade,
         demean, put down]
      3: damage the reputation of; "This newspaper story discredits
         the politicians" [syn: discredit]