Definition of 'disgrace'
Video: pronunciation of 'disgrace'
Example sentences containing 'disgrace'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
The union has made it a national disgrace. The Sun (2016)Yet the disgraced former chairman of the Commons home affairs committee is back again. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is a national disgrace for the country that pioneered IVF. The Sun (2016)If England lose this series, they need not feel disgraced. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A source said:'His comments were an absolute disgrace. The Sun (2016)The way it was rushed through is a complete disgrace. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You have instead brought shame and disgrace. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You are going to feel this disgrace. Christianity Today (2000)They bring shame and disgrace on the religion. The Sun (2014)The suspects include at least one disgraced former police officer. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Their second goal was an absolute disgrace. The Sun (2014)The postcode lottery is a complete disgrace. The Sun (2007)He brings disgrace to the act of remembrance. The Sun (2009)The amount of money and time that has been wasted is an absolute disgrace. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He is only too aware that his disgrace is complete. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The exam results are a national disgrace. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Their blood fathers were disgraced or dead, and if still present were discredited. Paul VI - The First Modern Pope (1993)She is on the shelf", a terrible shame and disgrace on the family. The Golden Thread - Asian experiences of post-Raj Britain (1990)The disgraced politician is likely to defend himself against charges of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power. Times, Sunday Times (2013)A day when you went home feeling dirty and disgraced for having been to a football match. The Sun (2012)Their behaviour is a disgrace. The Sun (2014)It was the ideal disgraced politician 's low-key exit. Times, Sunday Times (2015)One raged: 'Your father has disgraced my club. The Sun (2014)But it ended in uproar after the match official sent one off and was promptly felled by a blow from the disgraced player's father, also a referee. Great Sporting Failures (1993)
Trends of 'disgrace'
In Common Usage. disgrace is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'disgrace'
British English: disgrace NOUN
If you say that someone is in disgrace, you are emphasizing that other people disapprove of them and do not respect them because of something that they have done.
His vice president also had to resign in disgrace.
British English: disgrace VERB
If you say that someone disgraces someone else, you are emphasizing that their behaviour causes the other person to feel ashamed.
I have disgraced my family's name.
Definition of disgrace from the Collins English Dictionary
5 unusual words & phrases to upgrade your World Cup 2018 banter
Impress your friends, family and colleagues with this unusual collection of football lingo.
Audrey Brow, Unicorn Farts & Space Grease: June’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this June with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.