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    disgrace

    disgrace - Dictionary definition and meaning for word disgrace

    Definition
    (noun) a state of dishonor
    Synonyms : ignominy , shame
    Example Sentence
    • one mistake brought shame to all his family
    • suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison
    Definition
    (verb) bring shame or dishonor upon
    Synonyms : attaint , dishonor , dishonour , shame
    Example Sentence
    • he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime
    Definition
    (verb) reduce in worth or character, usually verbally
    Synonyms : degrade , demean , put down , take down
    Example Sentence
    • She tends to put down younger women colleagues
    • His critics took him down after the lecture
    Definition
    (verb) damage the reputation of
    Synonyms : discredit
    Example Sentence
    • This newspaper story discredits the politicians
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