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disgraceful Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation
    shocking; shameful; scandalous.
    • scandalous behavior
    • the wicked rascally shameful conduct of the bankrupt"- Thackeray
    • the most shocking book of its time
  2. adjective satellite (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame
    opprobrious; ignominious; shameful; inglorious; black.
    • Man...has written one of his blackest records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands"- Rachel Carson
    • an ignominious retreat
    • inglorious defeat
    • an opprobrious monument to human greed
    • a shameful display of cowardice

Dis*grace"ful adjective
  1. Bringing disgrace; causing shame; shameful; dishonorable; unbecoming; as, profaneness is disgraceful to a man. -- Dis*grace"ful*fy, adv. -- Dis*grace"ful*ness, n.
    The Senate have cast you forth disgracefully. B. Jonson.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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