Disgrace

Dis*grace"

, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disgraced (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Disgracing (?).] [Cf. F. disgracier. See Disgrace, n.] 1. To put out of favor; to dismiss with dishonor.
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Flatterers of the disgraced minister.
Macaulay.
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Pitt had been disgraced and the old Duke of Newcastle dismissed.
J. Morley.
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2. To do disfavor to; to bring reproach or shame upon; to dishonor; to treat or cover with ignominy; to lower in estimation.
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Shall heap with honors him they now disgrace.
Pope.
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His ignorance disgraced him.
Johnson.
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3. To treat discourteously; to upbraid; to revile.
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The goddess wroth gan foully her disgrace.
Spenser.

Syn. -- To degrade; humble; humiliate; abase; disparage; defame; dishonor; debase.
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