Disgrace

Definition of Disgrace

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.
v. t.1.To put out of favor; to dismiss with dishonor.
[imp. & p. p. Disgraced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Disgracing .]
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.

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