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Synonyms for disgrace

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. disgrace

    Abase refers only to outward conditions. "Exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high." Ezek. xxi, 26. Debase applies to quality or character. The coinage is debased by excess of alloy, the man by vice. Humble in present use refers chiefly to feeling of heart; humiliate to outward conditions; even when one is said to humble himself, he either has or affects to have humility of heart. To disgrace may be to bring or inflict odium upon others, but the word is chiefly and increasingly applied to such moral odium as one by his own acts brings upon himself; the noun disgrace retains more of the passive sense than the verb; he disgraced himself by his conduct; he brought disgrace upon his family. To dishonor a person is to deprive him of honor that should or might be given. To discredit one is to injure his reputation, as for veracity or solvency. A sense of unworthiness humbles; a shameful insult humiliates; imprisonment for crime disgraces. Degrade may refer to either station or character. An officer is degraded by being reduced to the ranks, disgraced by cowardice; vile practises degrade; drunkenness is a degrading vice. Misfortune or injustice may abase the good; nothing but their own ill-doing can debase or disgrace them.

    abase, bring low, cast down, debase, degrade, depress, discredit, dishonor, humble, humiliate, lower, reduce, sink

    advance, aggrandize, dignify, elevate, exalt, honor, promote, raise, uplift

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shame, disgrace, ignominyverb

    a state of dishonor

    "one mistake brought shame to all his family"; "suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison"

    ignominy, shame, pity

  2. dishonor, disgrace, dishonour, attaint, shameverb

    bring shame or dishonor upon

    "he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime"

    violate, put down, discredit, dishonor, demean, ravish, attaint, take down, outrage, assault, rape, shame, dishonour, degrade

  3. take down, degrade, disgrace, demean, put downverb

    reduce in worth or character, usually verbally

    "She tends to put down younger women colleagues"; "His critics took him down after the lecture"

    unload, land, write down, repose, bring down, cheapen, dishonour, pull down, raze, drop off, lower, discredit, take down, dismantle, get down, place down, demean, shame, record, lay, tear down, degrade, let down, level, set down, put down, attaint, dishonor, drop, enter, discharge, destroy, rase, note

  4. discredit, disgraceverb

    damage the reputation of

    "This newspaper story discredits the politicians"

    put down, disbelieve, demean, attaint, dishonor, shame, discredit, dishonour, take down, degrade

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  1. disgracenoun

    reproach, discredit, dishonor, shame, infamy, degradation, disrepute, ignominy, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, scandal, debasement, abasement

  2. disgraceverb

    dishonor, humiliate, shame, degrade, debase, abase, discredit, tarnish, sully

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  1. Donald Trump:

    I think Fox News’s a disgrace that he’s allowed to do Fox News. I think Fox News’s a disgrace that he’s allowed to say Fox News.

  2. Lee Goodman:

    The U.S. has the highest number of COVID-19 deaths in the world, it is a tragedy and a disgrace that we have failed to do all we could to confront this public health crisis, and as a result, many people have died unnecessarily. But, we can do better in the future. We hope that public awareness will lead people to demand a more effective response by our federal government.

  3. Donald Trump:

    I think Fox News '’s a disgrace that he’s allowed to do Fox News '. I think Fox News '’s a disgrace that he’s allowed to say Fox News '.

  4. Tennis Australia:

    }'A disgrace': See how some Australians are reacting to Djokovic visa row 01:42 However you might feel about the polarizing Djokovic, there's not a scenario where he ever deserved this. It's unlikely the world's No. 1 tennis player would have got on the long commercial flight to Melbourne had he not been given a green light from tournament officials. But somewhere along the way, the information pipeline involving Australian Open officials, the Victorian state government and federal authorities has become a game of broken telephone. Prime Minister Morrison insisted the buck stopped with authorities at the border, not tennis organizers.


    Everyone wants to be a good example to everybody. If you can't be one, at least try not to be a disgrace to humanity.

Translations for disgrace

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  • عار, خزيArabic
  • позор, безчестие, позоряBulgarian
  • zostudit, ponižování, ostuda, ponižovat, ostouzení, ostouzet, poníženíCzech
  • Schmach, Schande, UngnadeGerman
  • όνειδος, ανυποληψία, ατιμάζω, αίσχος, δυσμένεια, ντροπή, ατίμωση, καταισχύνω, ντροπιάζωGreek
  • malhonorigiEsperanto
  • deshonrar, desgraciaSpanish
  • epäsuosio, väheksyäFinnish
  • ignominie, disgrâce, honteFrench
  • desfavorizar, deshonoroIdo
  • óvirðingIcelandic
  • infamia, ignominia, vergogna, disonorareItalian
  • 恥辱, 恥, 不名誉Japanese
  • 치욕, 恥辱Korean
  • infamia, ignominiaLatin
  • vanæreNorwegian
  • desgraçaPortuguese
  • dizgrație, ocară, rușine, dizgrațiaRomanian
  • бесчестие, срам, срамить, бесчестить, опозорить, осрамить, позо́р, позорить, обесчестить, позорRussian
  • ганьба́Ukrainian
  • 恥辱, sỉ nhụcVietnamese

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