Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Bringing or warranting disgrace; shameful.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. bringing or warranting disgrace; shameful.
  • adj. giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Bringing disgrace; causing shame; shameful; dishonorable; unbecoming.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Partaking of disgrace; shameful; dishonorable; disreputable; bringing or deserving shame.
  • Synonyms Discreditable, ignominious, scandalous, base, vile, opprobrious, infamous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation
  • adj. (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame

Etymologies

disgrace +‎ -ful (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • CHAMBLISS: I don't know that I would use the term disgraceful, but certainly it's not the way that the American taxpayer expects the government to operate.

    CNN Transcript Sep 10, 2002

  • Senator Graham says the Bush administration has repeatedly hindered the investigation of a September 11 attacks in what he call a disgraceful manner.

    CNN Transcript Sep 9, 2004

  • The young commander took his place on the hatch, and made quite a telling speech in regard to what he termed the disgraceful proceeding which had occurred on board.

    Dikes and Ditches Young America in Holland and Belguim

  • Speaking in the Commons, the MP for Greenwich and Woolwich questioned David Cameron over what action had been taken to investigate what he referred to as "disgraceful and illegal conduct".

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • ALBANY, N.Y. - Democratic candidate for governor Andrew Cuomo's latest statewide television ad targets what it calls disgraceful and dysfunctional Albany.

    NY Post: News

  • D-Ill., for what she called a disgraceful sexist swipe.

    TheBostonChannel.com - News

  • "... which I call disgraceful, don't you, Mrs. Studdiford?" asked

    The Story of Julia Page

  • What's disgraceful is that YOU and all the brain washed liberals agree with BO's health plan, and you post these lists with out any facts to back it up.

    Senators urge slowdown in health care reform push

  • We have engaged in disgraceful shenanigans to keep asbestos off the list of proscribed substances under the Rotterdam Convention.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • I didn't know she was so large a cutter; but she's in disgraceful condition.

    Chapter 10

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