dis·​grace·​ful | \-fəl \

Definition of disgraceful 

: bringing or involving disgrace disgraceful conduct

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Other Words from disgraceful

disgracefully \-​fə-​lē \ adverb
disgracefulness noun

Examples of disgraceful in a Sentence

disgraceful disruptions at the graduation ceremonies

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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 Democrats, for their part, have widely criticized the policy, calling it cruel and disgraceful. Natasha Bach, Fortune, "Melania Trump Says She "Hates To See" Family Border Separation in Rare Policy Statement," 18 June 2018 There were wild tackles, wilder dives and a disgraceful moment of play-acting from Quaresma. Jonathan Wilson, SI.com, "Spain, Portugal Emerge From World Cup Group After Influential Use of VAR," 25 June 2018 This is a disgraceful way to treat an American citizen. Sophie Tatum, CNN, "Pentagon plans to release US citizen held in Iraq, Justice Dept. tells court," 6 June 2018 This lawsuit seeks to hold Alex Jones and his financial network accountable for those disgraceful actions. Dave Altimari, courant.com, "More Sandy Hook Families, FBI Agent File Lawsuit Against Infowars' Alex Jones," 23 May 2018 What happened on @united was disgraceful and doesn’t need to happen again. Don Sweeney, sacbee, "Pets rarely die on planes, but it’s most common on United flights, data shows," 15 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of disgraceful

1597, in the meaning defined above

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dis·​grace·​ful | \-fəl \

Kids Definition of disgraceful

: bringing or deserving shame disgraceful manners

Other Words from disgraceful

disgracefully \-​fə-​lē \ adverb

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