dis·​grace·​ful | \ di-ˈskrās-fəl How to pronounce disgraceful (audio) , dis-ˈgrās- \

Definition of disgraceful

: bringing or involving disgrace disgraceful conduct

Other Words from disgraceful

disgracefully \ di-​ˈskrās-​fə-​lē How to pronounce disgraceful (audio) , dis-​ˈgrās-​ \ adverb
disgracefulness noun

Examples of disgraceful in a Sentence

disgraceful disruptions at the graduation ceremonies
Recent Examples on the Web Because a marlin is a disgraceful babysitter on the land. Julie Vick, The New Yorker, 7 July 2022 In their testimony, the three were explicit about the President’s disgraceful conduct. Elliot Williams, CNN, 23 June 2022 The Special Olympics organization isn’t blameless in this disgraceful affair. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 6 June 2022 The notion of self-pity as somehow disgraceful or pathetic recurs throughout Gunn’s letters. Jeremy Lybarger, The New Republic, 17 June 2022 My heart has been with the Ukrainians since at least 2014, and, especially so now, after Putin unleashed this disgraceful invasion. Stanislav Kucher, CNN, 13 May 2022 After its disgraceful withdrawal, the Biden Administration has a particular duty to help Americans and allies left behind. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 10 May 2022 O’Rourke’s stunt disgraceful and disrespectful to the victims. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 25 May 2022 With its profession jeopardized, the Scottish Gamekeepers Association made national news, denouncing the killing as unsporting and disgraceful. New York Times, 5 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of disgraceful

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 13 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for disgraceful


dis·​grace·​ful | \ -fəl How to pronounce disgraceful (audio) \

Kids Definition of disgraceful

: bringing or deserving shame disgraceful manners

Other Words from disgraceful

disgracefully \ -​fə-​lē \ adverb

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