disgrace disgrace  /dɪs ˈɡreɪs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a state of dishonor
  2. (v) bring shame or dishonor upon
  3. (v) reduce in worth or character, usually verbally
  4. (v) damage the reputation of

Usage(s):

  1. Political involvement, as Joe McCarthy showed us too, could bring disgrace in middle age.
  2. The law's failure to identify the killer led to such an outcry that both the home secretary and London police commissioner resigned in disgrace.
  3. Those on the right who say that disgrace the 12 years of service I gave to my country as a Marine.

News

  1. Soccer-Tainting 1978 Cup win with dictatorship a disgrace-Menotti

    By Luis Ampuero BUENOS AIRES, June 26 (Reuters) - It was a disgrace to have associated Argentina's 1978 World Cup-winning players with the military dictatorship of the time, former coach Cesar Luis Menotti has said. "I think this group of players deserved recognition for having achieved glory," said Menotti at River Plate's Monumental stadium where he guided Argentina to a 3-1 win over the ...
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. He's back: Anthony Weiner leads in NYC mayoral race

    Two years after the Twitter-flirting congressman resigned in disgrace, voters seem ready to give him a second chanceAnthony Weiner is back on top.The bombastic congressman turned outcast philanderer turned New York City mayoral candidate is the top choice among registered voters in a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll of the city's upcoming Democratic primary.In the poll, 25 percent of registered ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: The Week via Yahoo! News

  3. US envoy: UN failure to act on Syria is disgrace

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Outgoing U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice said Tuesday the U.N. Security Council's failure to take action to stop the conflict in Syria is "a moral and strategic disgrace that history will judge harshly."
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. Bin Laden said Sunni Arabs who have joined the Awakening Councils "have betrayed the nation and brought disgrace and shame to their people. They will suffer in life and in the afterlife."
    on Dec 29, 2007 By: Osama bin Laden Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "I find it a complete disgrace and unacceptable," Wenger said. "We won't accept the way we have been treated in this case for two reasons. I believe that you can debate whether it was a penalty or not. For me it's a witch hunt that we see and...
    on Aug 26, 2009 By: Arsene Wenger Source: AFP

  3. "To think that men and women are serving their country in the most honorable and courageous way possible and all we give them is a dilapidated, rat-infested, run-down building to recover is a disgrace," Schumer wrote. "My fear is that Walter...
    on Mar 4, 2007 By: Charles Schumer Source: USA Today

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