Associations to the word «Disgrace»


DISGRACE, noun. The condition of being out of favor; loss of favor, regard, or respect.
DISGRACE, noun. The state of being dishonored, or covered with shame; dishonor; shame; ignominy.
DISGRACE, noun. That which brings dishonor; cause of shame or reproach; great discredit; as, vice is a disgrace to a rational being.
DISGRACE, noun. (obsolete) An act of unkindness; a disfavor.
DISGRACE, verb. To disrespect another; to put someone out of favor.

Dictionary definition

DISGRACE, noun. A state of dishonor; "one mistake brought shame to all his family"; "suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison".
DISGRACE, verb. Bring shame or dishonor upon; "he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime".
DISGRACE, verb. Reduce in worth or character, usually verbally; "She tends to put down younger women colleagues"; "His critics took him down after the lecture".
DISGRACE, verb. Damage the reputation of; "This newspaper story discredits the politicians".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats