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

Definition of disgraceful

: bringing or involving disgrace disgraceful conduct

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Other Words from disgraceful

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

Examples of disgraceful in a Sentence

disgraceful disruptions at the graduation ceremonies

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This is a disgraceful situation in more ways than one. Fox News, "'Angel moms' weigh in on the immigration debate," 24 Aug. 2018 This is a disgraceful performance by the Democratic Party. Fox News, "Reps. Meadows, Jordan call on Rosenstein to testify," 27 Sep. 2018 Less than an hour after Reagan announced the nomination, Sen. Ted Kennedy made one of the most disgraceful speeches ever delivered on the Senate floor. Mark Pulliam, WSJ, "Robert Bork’s Proud Legacy and the Senate’s Shameful One," 31 Aug. 2018 This radio ad is disgraceful & has no place in our society. P.r. Lockhart, Vox, "A radio ad invoked lynchings to court black voters. It did not go over well.," 19 Oct. 2018 Leach’s Sunday night behavior on Twitter was utterly disgraceful for anyone, much less the employee of an educational institution. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, "Mike Leach's tweet of an anti-Obama hoax showed why many schools won't hire him," 18 June 2018 Not only has blackface always been and will always be racist — questioning that was disgraceful. Megan Friedman, Good Housekeeping, "'Today' Host Jenna Bush Hager Speaks Out About Megyn Kelly’s Blackface Comments," 26 Oct. 2018 Democrats’ search and destroy strategy is disgraceful and this process has been a total sham and effort to delay, obstruct, and resist. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "With Kavanaugh Confirmed, It’s Time to Burn It Down," 6 Oct. 2018 Mossad is not away from this disgraceful, terrible crime. Fares Akram, The Seattle Times, "Hamas vows revenge for key member killed in Malaysia," 21 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of disgraceful

1597, in the meaning defined above

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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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