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disgrace

dis·grace

disgrace

 
pronunciation:
dihs greIs
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the state of being in disrespect, dishonor, or disfavor; shame.
Believed by all to be a traitor, he died in disgrace.
synonyms:
contempt, dishonor, disrepute, ignominy, shame
antonyms:
honor
similar words:
disfavor, humiliation, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, scandal
definition 2: that which is shameful or causes shame.
As a proven coward, he was a disgrace to his troops.
synonyms:
dishonor
antonyms:
credit, honor
similar words:
blot, discredit, embarrassment, infamy, opprobrium, reproach, scandal, smear, smirch, stain
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: disgraced, disgraces, disgracing
definition: to bring or cause shame, dishonor, or disfavor to.
He disgraced his family by running away from his responsibility.
synonyms:
degrade, dishonor, shame
antonyms:
redeem
similar words:
abase, defame, defile, demean, discredit, disparage, embarrass, humiliate, put to shame, reproach, smear, smirch, soil, taint, tarnish
Word Parts
The word disgrace contains the following part:
dis- Latin prefix that means not; apart; reverse, negate
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The prefix dis- occurs in English attached to Latin roots, as in dissent , but also forms words in English by attaching to verbs (dishearten ) and nouns (disbelief ). dis- has two other forms, as the "s" sound in dis- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms dif- and di-3.
synonyms:
de-, un-