disgrace

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disgrace

noun abasement, abjectness, abomination, attaint, bad character, bad name, bad report, bad reputation, bad repute, badge of infamy, baseness, blemish, blot, brand, cause of reproach, cause of shame, comedown, connition of infamy, contempt, debasement, defame, deflation, degradation, derogation, detestation, deeiation from rectitude, disapprobation, disapproval, discredit, disesteem, disfavor, dishonor, disparagement, disreputability, disrepute, disrespect, embarrassment, exclusion from favor, humbled pride, humbling, ignominia, ignominy, ill-favor, ill-repute, indignity, infamia, infamy, ingloriousness, loss of honor, loss of reputation, mortification, notoriety, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, reproach, scandal, sense of shame, setdown, shame, shamefacedness, shameful notoriety, slur, smear, smirch, stain, stigma, taint, tarnish, tarnished honor, turpitudo
Associated concepts: character evidence, reputation

disgrace

verb abase, abash, affect dishonorably, attaint, be a reproach to, be unable to respect, besmear, blacken, blot, brand, bring down, bring into discredit, bring reproach upon, bring shame upon, cast a slur upon, cast dishonor upon, cast reproach upon, corrupt, debase, dedecorare, dedecori esse, defile, deflate, defrock, degrade, dehonestare, demean, demoralize, deny respect, depress, deride, derogate, diminish, disbar, discredit, dismiss from favor, disrespect, downgrade, embarrass, fling dishonor upon, have no respect for, hold up to shame, humiliate, impute shame to, involve in shame, lower, make unclean, mock, mortify, pillory, pollute, reflect discredit upon, reflect dishonor upon, reflect shame upon, ridicule, scandalize, shame, slur, smirch, soil, stain, sully, taint, tarnish, throw dishonor upon, treat with disfavor
See also: attaint, bad character, bad repute, brand, corruption, debase, defame, defilement, degradation, demean, depreciate, derogate, discredit, dishonor, disparage, humiliate, ignominy, infamy, notoriety, obloquy, odium, onus, opprobrium, pillory, reduce, reproach, scandal, shame, stain, stigma, sully, tarnish

DISGRACE. Ignominy, shame, dishonor. No witness is required to disgrace himself. 13 How. St. Tr. 17, 334; 16 How. St. Tr. 161. Vide Crimination; To Degrade.

References in classic literature ?
The old gentleman had long regarded his son as one dead; John's place had been taken, the memory of his faults had already fallen to be one of those old aches, which awaken again indeed upon occasion, but which we can always vanquish by an effort of the will; and to have the long lost resuscitated in a fresh disgrace was doubly bitter.
But when he heard that it was true, he sank beneath the disgrace, he made no resistance.
countenance' her, as I understand Regina calls it; though a private disgrace is nothing compared to the scandal of ruining hundreds of innocent people.
I could not account to myself for the circumstance of the clerk's guilty wife voluntarily living out all her after-existence on the scene of her disgrace.
Catherick's disgrace, for the neighbours were the very people who knew of it--not the suspicion that he was Anne's father, for Welmingham was the place in which that suspicion must inevitably exist.
I know not," answered Grandfather, "unless he considered it a dishonor and disgrace to the chair to have stood under Liberty Tree.
Nobody but Miss Ladd knows for certain whether your aunt was innocent or guilty in the matter of Miss Jethro's disgrace.