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 Administration’s efforts to use marijuana possession as a tool for deportation is disgraceful and misguided. Marijuana Moment, BostonGlobe.com, "New Cory Booker bill would protect immigrants from being deported for marijuana," 2 July 2019 Their self-importance is disgraceful and their service to the country appears to be minimal. Dp Opinion, The Denver Post, "Letters: Buy-in needed for education goal; Underperforming legislators; Remember the Allies too; Tough tariff stance is right (6/10/19)," 10 June 2019 Congratulations to the president for finding effective ways to deal with the border crisis and enforce our immigration laws despite the disgraceful resistance of the do-nothing Democrats and some Republicans in Congress. Dp Opinion, The Denver Post, "Letters: Praising, criticizing Donald Trump’s tariffs; Dodgeball — harmless game or dehumanizing torture? (6/11/19)," 11 June 2019 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

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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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