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  • The condition of being out of favor; loss of favor, regard, or respect.
  • The state of being dishonored, or covered with shame; dishonor; shame; ignominy.
  • That which brings dishonor; cause of shame or reproach; great discredit; as, vice is a disgrace to a rational being.
  • An act of unkindness; a disfavor.
  • to disrespect another; to put someone out of favor
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



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 respect.

Macduff lives in disgrace.
Shak.

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?
Shak.

3. That which brings dishonor; cause of shame or reproach; great discredit; as, vice is a disgrace to a rational being.

4. An act of unkindness; a disfavor. [Obs.]

The interchange continually of favors and disgraces.
Bacon.

Syn. -- Disfavor; disesteem; opprobrium; reproach; discredit; disparagement; dishonor; shame; infamy; ignominy; humiliation.

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 minister.
Macaulay.

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 estimation.

Shall heap with honors him they now disgrace.
Pope.

His ignorance disgraced him.
Johnson.

3. To treat discourteously; to upbraid; to revile.

The goddess wroth gan foully her disgrace.
Spenser.

Syn. -- To degrade; humble; humiliate; abase; disparage; defame; dishonor; debase.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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