Definition of disgraceful in English:



  • Shockingly unacceptable.

    ‘a disgraceful waste of money’
    [with clause] ‘it is disgraceful that they should be denied unemployment benefits’
    • ‘The sound quality is disgraceful, the image blurry and the editing dreadful.’
    • ‘Rescuing ducks from a flood would be a disgraceful waste of resources by the emergency services.’
    • ‘This dismissive treatment of local residents by the council is disgraceful.’
    • ‘We need to stand up like decent people and admit to our disgraceful history.’
    • ‘I think this is a disgraceful sham, and I won't apologise for having a problem with it.’
    • ‘To smear them for performing this role is disgusting, disgraceful and dangerous.’
    • ‘The disgraceful attitude of these officers brings shame and embarrassment to all.’
    • ‘They have also left the road in a disgraceful state, with loose stones all over it.’
    • ‘This is a disgraceful, shameful attack on a student's freedom of speech at such a prestigious institution.’
    • ‘Lets hope this disgraceful waste of tax payers money ends at the next election.’
    • ‘I seriously hope this doesn't happen here, the whole thing is disgraceful.’
    • ‘This shocking and disgraceful practice should not be tolerated in any society.’
    • ‘Sport isn't supposed to be this way, angry and pitiful and disgraceful.’
    • ‘They say the increases are disgraceful, claiming price rises have not led to any improvement in the service.’
    • ‘One can but hope that this disgraceful conduct will not occur next year.’
    • ‘Look no further than last week's disgraceful ruling by the law lords.’
    • ‘Such disgraceful conduct should be deplored at this or at any level and should be speedily rooted out.’
    • ‘Surely it can't be based on the disgraceful leaflet they issued for the election.’
    • ‘The more information that is uncovered by the regulators, the more disgraceful the affair becomes.’
    • ‘It's disgraceful how some people just wantonly vandalise other people's property.’
    shameful, shocking, scandalous, deplorable, despicable, contemptible, beyond contempt, beyond the pale, dishonourable, discreditable, reprehensible, objectionable, base, mean, low, blameworthy, unworthy, ignoble, shabby, inglorious, infamous, unprincipled, outrageous, abominable, atrocious, appalling, dreadful, terrible, disgusting, shameless, vile, odious, monstrous, heinous, iniquitous, unspeakable, loathsome, sordid, bad, wicked, immoral, nefarious, indefensible, inexcusable, unforgivable, intolerable
    embarrassing, humiliating, degrading
    low-down, hateful, diabolical, criminal
    knavish, dastardly, scurvy
    egregious, flagitious, exceptionable
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