Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Characterized by or causing disgrace; shameful.

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Usage examples "disgraceful":

  1. It is not agreeable to set down the details of such a disgraceful scene as we witnessed during the next four and twenty hours, and more than painful to describe how the mutiny was finally checked. - "The Minute Boys of the Mohawk Valley", James Otis.
  2. Thus, full of anxiety and terror regarding a revelation that James Harrington would have died rather than make to Mabel, the old gentleman dashed on toward home, eager to be in advance with his disgraceful news. - "Mabel's Mistake", Ann S. Stephens.
  3. The conduct of Bradstreet in this matter was the more disgraceful, since he had been encamped for weeks almost within gunshot of the Wyandot villages at Sandusky, where most of the prisoners were detained. - "The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada", Francis Parkman.