1. Loss of honor, respect, or reputation; shame.
2. The condition of being strongly and generally disapproved.
3. One that brings disfavor or discredit: Your handwriting is a disgrace.
tr.v. dis·graced, dis·grac·ing, dis·grac·es
1. To bring shame or dishonor on: disgraced the entire community.
2. To deprive of favor or good repute; treat with disfavor: The family was disgraced by the scandal.
[French disgrâce, from Italian disgrazia : dis-, not (from Latin; see DIS-) + grazia, favor (from Latin grātia, from grātus, pleasing; see gwerə-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
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