dis·​grace·​ful di-ˈskrās-fəl How to pronounce disgraceful (audio)
: bringing or involving disgrace
disgraceful conduct
di-ˈskrās-fə-lē How to pronounce disgraceful (audio)
disgracefulness noun

Examples of disgraceful in a Sentence

disgraceful disruptions at the graduation ceremonies
Recent Examples on the Web That they’re directed to renege on the emotional compassion that actors are supposed to have readily accessible (the gift that makes Jon Voight’s and Dustin Hoffman’s performances as outsiders in Midnight Cowboy so effective, to name one example) is what makes the film utterly disgraceful. Armond White, National Review, 10 Jan. 2024 While some of this has played out in the public domain, much of it has taken the form of repugnant and in some cases racist vitriol directed at her through disgraceful emails and phone calls. Rayna Reid Rayford, Essence, 2 Jan. 2024 What a disgraceful woman. — Caroline Glick (@CarolineGlick) December 21, 2023 The Democratic Party has had a complicated relationship with Netanyahu. Heather Hunter, Washington Examiner, 21 Dec. 2023 At the same time, in the Israeli parliament, Zvi Sukkot, a radical settler with a long record of disgraceful provocations against Palestinians in the West Bank, has been appointed to lead the subcommittee on West Bank issues. David Remnick, The New Yorker, 4 Nov. 2023 The lack of media coverage of the hostages is disgraceful and weakens the power of American citizenship. Charles C. W. Cooke, National Review, 30 Oct. 2023 His disgraceful remarks Tuesday to the Security Council are an example of why the U.N. can’t be counted on to keep the peace anywhere. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 25 Oct. 2023 The Senate no longer enforcing a dress code for Senators to appease Fetterman is disgraceful. Asher Notheis, Washington Examiner, 20 Sep. 2023 Calling the move disgraceful, Paul Finebaum called out Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne on Thursday for the decision to split play-by-play duties between Eli Gold and Chris Stewart for the upcoming Crimson Tide football season. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 24 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of disgraceful was in 1597

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“Disgraceful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disgraceful. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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