disgrace


disgrace
disgracer, n.
/dis grays"/, n., v., disgraced, disgracing.
n.
1. the loss of respect, honor, or esteem; ignominy; shame: the disgrace of criminals.
2. a person, act, or thing that causes shame, reproach, or dishonor or is dishonorable or shameful.
3. the state of being out of favor; exclusion from favor, confidence, or trust: courtiers and ministers in disgrace.
v.t.
4. to bring or reflect shame or reproach upon: to be disgraced by cowardice.
5. to dismiss with discredit; put out of grace or favor; rebuke or humiliate: to be disgraced at court.
[1540-50; (n.) < MF < It disgrazia, equiv. to dis- DIS-1 + grazia < L gratia (see GRACE); (v.) < MF disgracier < It disgraziare, deriv. of disgrazia]
Syn. 1. disapproval, disapprobation, notoriety, taint. DISGRACE, DISHONOR, IGNOMINY, INFAMY imply a very low position in the opinion of others. DISGRACE implies the disfavor of others: to be in disgrace. DISHONOR implies a stain on honor or honorable reputation; it relates esp. to the person's own conduct: He preferred death to dishonor. IGNOMINY is disgrace in which one's situation invites contempt: the ignominy of being discovered cheating. INFAMY is shameful notoriety, or baseness of action or character that is widely known and recognized: The children never outlived the father's infamy. 3. disfavor, odium, obloquy. 4. dishonor, defame, stain, sully, taint. 5. degrade, disapprove.
Ant. 1. honor.

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