disgrace
I. transitive verb Date: 1580 1. archaic to humiliate by a superior showing 2. to be a source of shame to <
your actions disgraced the family
>
3. to cause to lose favor or standing <
was disgraced by the hint of scandal
>
disgracer noun II. noun Etymology: Middle French, from Old Italian disgrazia, from dis- (from Latin) + grazia grace, from Latin gratia — more at grace Date: 1586 1. a. the condition of one fallen from grace or honor b. loss of grace, favor, or honor 2. a source of shame <
your manners are a disgrace
>
<
he's a disgrace to the profession
>
Synonyms: 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
>
.

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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