disgrace

noun
1 loss of respect
VERB + DISGRACE
fall into

Their father fell into disgrace and lost his business.

bring

His crime had brought disgrace upon his whole family.

be sent home in, be sent off in (BrE)

She was sent home from the Olympics in disgrace.

PREPOSITION
in disgrace

He's in disgrace for having left his room in a mess.

PHRASES
there's no disgrace in sth

There's no disgrace in being poor.

2 disgraceful person/thing
ADJECTIVE
absolute, utter (both esp. BrE)

This room is an absolute disgrace (= because it is very dirty/untidy)!

national, public

The state of our hospitals is a national disgrace.

PREPOSITION
disgrace to

The filthy streets are a disgrace to the town.


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  • disgrâce — [ disgras ] n. f. • 1539; it. disgrazia → grâce 1 ♦ Vieilli Perte des bonnes grâces, de la faveur (d une personne dont on dépend). ⇒ défaveur. « Lorsque tout tremble devant le tyran, et qu il est aussi dangereux d encourir sa faveur que de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • disgrace — n Disgrace, dishonor, disrepute, shame, infamy, ignominy, opprobrium, obloquy, odium mean the state, condition, character, or less often the cause of suffering disesteem and of enduring reproach or severe censure. Disgrace may imply no more than… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • disgrâce — DISGRÂCE. s. f. Perte, privation des bonnes grâces d une personne puissante. On ne sait d où vient sa disgrâce, la cause, le sujet de sa disgrâce. Tomber en disgrâce. Encourir la disgrâce du Prin ce. Durant sa disgrâce. f♛/b] Il signifie aussi,… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • disgrace — Disgrace. s. f. Défaveur, perte, privation des bonnes graces d une personne puissante. On ne sçait d où vient sa disgrace. la cause, le sujet de sa disgrace. estre en disgrace. tomber en disgrace. encourir la disgrace du Prince. durant sa… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Disgrace — Disgrâce (roman) Disgrâce Auteur John Maxwell Coetzee Genre Roman Version originale Titre original Disgrace Éditeur original Secker Warburg Langue originale Anglai …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Disgrace — Dis*grace , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disgraced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disgracing}.] [Cf. F. disgracier. See {Disgrace}, n.] 1. To put out of favor; to dismiss with dishonor. [1913 Webster] Flatterers of the disgraced minister. Macaulay. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Disgrace — Dis*grace (?; 277), n. [F. disgr[^a]ce; pref. dis (L. dis ) + gr[^a]ce. See {Grace}.] 1. The condition of being out of favor; loss of favor, regard, or respect. [1913 Webster] Macduff lives in disgrace. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. The state of being… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Disgrace — may refer to: Disgrace (novel), a Booker Prize winning novel by J. M. Coetzee Disgrace (film), a 2008 film adaption of the novel This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …   Wikipedia

  • disgrace — Disgrace, f. penac. Est de prononciation Italienne. Le François devroit dire Desgrace, tout ainsi qu il dit Desfaveur, Deshonneur, Destruire, et tels autres que l Italien escrit et prononce Disfavore, Dishonore, Distruggere, Et l Espagnol… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • disgrace — [dis grās′] n. [Fr disgrâce < It disgrazia < dis (L dis ), not + grazia, favor < L gratia: see GRACE] 1. the state of being in disfavor, as because of bad conduct 2. loss of favor or respect; public dishonor; ignominy; disrepute; shame 3 …   English World dictionary

  • disgrace — (v.) 1550s, disfigure, from M.Fr. disgracier (16c.), from It. disgraziare, from disgrazia misfortune, deformity, from dis opposite of (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + grazia grace (see GRACE (Cf. grace)). Meaning bring shame upon is from …   Etymology dictionary

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