dis·grace /dɪˈskres, dɪsˈgres/
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.
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.
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]