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dis•grace

Pronunciation: (dis-gr?s'), [key]
? n., v., -graced, -grac•ing.
?n.
  1. the loss of respect, honor, or esteem; ignominy; shame: the disgrace of criminals.
  2. a person, act, or thing that causes shame, reproach, or dishonor or is dishonorable or shameful.
  3. the state of being out of favor; exclusion from favor, confidence, or trust: courtiers and ministers in disgrace.
?v.t.
  1. to bring or reflect shame or reproach upon: to be disgraced by cowardice.
  2. to dismiss with discredit; put out of grace or favor; rebuke or humiliate: to be disgraced at court.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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