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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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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The Democrats search and destroy strategy is disgraceful and this process has been a total sham, an effort to delay, distract and resist. Fox News, "Hannity: Democrats have turned SCOTUS process into a sham," 27 Sep. 2018 Those who overcame the Memorial’s disgraceful dedication have often reminded us that Lincoln’s—and America’s—work remains unfinished. Harold Holzer, WSJ, "An American Icon That Almost Wasn’t," 15 Feb. 2019 At a time when world politics are in a disgraceful state, how should a civilized adult comport himself? Vogue, "The Top 12 Collections of the Fall 2019 Menswear Season," 23 Jan. 2019 This has been a disgraceful display of politics at its worst. Fox News, "Hannity: Democrats have turned SCOTUS process into a sham," 27 Sep. 2018 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

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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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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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