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English noun: disgrace

1. disgrace (state) a state of dishonor


SamplesOne mistake brought shame to all his family.
Suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison.


Synonymsignominy, shame


Broader (hypernym)dishonor, dishonour


Narrower (hyponym)humiliation, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, reproach


English verb: disgrace

1. disgrace (social) bring shame or dishonor upon


SamplesHe dishonored his family by committing a serious crime.


ExamplesThe performance is likely to disgrace Sue


Synonymsattaint, dishonor, dishonour, shame


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
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Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)befoul, defile, foul, maculate


Antonymshonor, honour, reward

2. disgrace (emotion) reduce in worth or character, usually verbally


SamplesShe tends to put down younger women colleagues.
His critics took him down after the lecture.


Synonymsdegrade, demean, put down, take down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)abase, chagrin, humble, humiliate, mortify


Narrower (hyponym)dehumanise, dehumanize, reduce

3. disgrace (communication) damage the reputation of


SamplesThis newspaper story discredits the politicians.


Synonymsdiscredit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
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Broader (hypernym)belittle, disparage, pick at









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