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
Recent Examples on the Web After that, Briles’ disgraceful program imploded, and Stidham was on his own. Joseph Goodman | Jgoodman@al.com, al, "Long odyssey of Jarrett Stidham pays off with chance to replace Tom Brady," 18 Mar. 2020 Meanwhile, Dantonio, in recent years, has been unfairly sprayed like a skunk by the smell of Larry Nassar and his tapestry of disgraceful abuse. Mitch Albom, Detroit Free Press, "Mitch Albom: Michigan State's Mark Dantonio retired with a heavy Green heart," 5 Feb. 2020 The Fake News new narrative is disgraceful & false! NBC News, "Politicians, journalists, celebrities call out racist remarks against Asians," 19 Mar. 2020 The Fake News new narrative is disgraceful & false! TheWeek, "Trump's tweets show his dramatic 9-day shift toward actually taking coronavirus seriously," 18 Mar. 2020 The Thanksgiving eve 6-0 loss to Toronto was disgraceful, and Glendening spoke afterwards of the team needing to show pride. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Red Wings show signs of resuscitation in near-rally vs. Penguins," 8 Dec. 2019 The New York Times’s disgraceful weekend performance is a reminder that the media performed abysmally during the Kavanaugh confirmation process. The Editors, National Review, "The Ongoing Smear Campaign against Brett Kavanaugh," 16 Sep. 2019 And, yes, this did ease the pain of that disgraceful past a bit. Sharon Grigsby, Dallas News, "Lawyer took it upon himself to repay $35 debt owed by Dallas to black woman who lost two homes to racism," 10 Jan. 2020 The network said in a statement that Knowles’ comment was disgraceful. BostonGlobe.com, "Fox apologizes for ‘disgraceful’ comment about 16-year-old Greta Thunberg - The Boston Globe," 25 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of disgraceful

1597, in the meaning defined above

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10 May 2020

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“Disgraceful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disgraceful. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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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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