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1 the state of having lost the esteem of others
  • the players who threw the game were in disgrace with their schoolmates

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2 a cause of shame
  • the exposure of his criminal record was a huge disgrace for the councilman

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3 a regrettable or blameworthy act
  • it's a disgrace to let all the leftover food from the banquet go to waste, so let's deliver it to the homeless shelter

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disgrace, dishonor, disrepute, infamy, ignominy mean the state or condition of suffering loss of esteem and of enduring reproach. disgrace often implies humiliation and sometimes ostracism. sent home in disgrace dishonor emphasizes the loss of honor that one has enjoyed or the loss of self-esteem. preferred death to life with dishonor disrepute stresses loss of one's good name or the acquiring of a bad reputation. a once proud name fallen into disrepute infamy usually implies notoriety as well as exceeding shame. a day that lives in infamy ignominy stresses humiliation. the ignominy of being arrested

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The first known use of disgrace was in 1580

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“Disgrace.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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