Dis*grace" (?; 277), n. [F.
disgrâce; pref. dis- (L. dis-) +
grâce. See Grace.] 1. The
condition of being out of favor; loss of favor, regard, or
Macduff lives in disgrace.
2. The state of being dishonored, or covered
with shame; dishonor; shame; ignominy.
To tumble down thy husband and thyself
From top of honor to disgrace's feet?
3. That which brings dishonor; cause of shame
or reproach; great discredit; as, vice is a disgrace to a
4. An act of unkindness; a disfavor.
The interchange continually of favors and
Syn. -- Disfavor; disesteem; opprobrium; reproach;
discredit; disparagement; dishonor; shame; infamy; ignominy;
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.
Flatterers of the disgraced
Pitt had been disgraced and the old Duke of
Newcastle dismissed. J. Morley.
2. To do disfavor to; to bring reproach or
shame upon; to dishonor; to treat or cover with ignominy; to lower in
Shall heap with honors him they now
His ignorance disgraced him.
3. To treat discourteously; to upbraid; to
The goddess wroth gan foully her
Syn. -- To degrade; humble; humiliate; abase; disparage;
defame; dishonor; debase.