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dis•grace



Pronunciation: (dis-grās'), [key]
n., v., -graced, -grac•ing.


n.
1. the loss of respect, honor, or esteem; ignominy; shame: the disgrace of criminals.
2. a person, act, or thing that causes shame, reproach, or dishonor or is dishonorable or shameful.
3. the state of being out of favor; exclusion from favor, confidence, or trust: courtiers and ministers in disgrace.

v.t.
1. to bring or reflect shame or reproach upon: to be disgraced by cowardice.
2. to dismiss with discredit; put out of grace or favor; rebuke or humiliate: to be disgraced at court.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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