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disgrace

dis·grace

disgrace

 
pronunciation:
dihs greIs
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: loss of respect, honor, or favor; shame.
The team was in disgrace with its fans after losing three games in a row.
synonyms:
contempt, shame
similar words:
disfavor
definition 2: that which has or causes shame.
He is a disgrace to his family.
antonyms:
credit, honor
similar words:
blot, embarrassment, smear, stain
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: disgraced, disgraces, disgracing
definition: to bring shame to.
He disgraced the team by cheating.
synonyms:
degrade, dishonor, shame
similar words:
embarrass, humiliate, put to shame, smear, soil, 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-