Definition of disgraceful in US English:

disgraceful

adjective

  • Shockingly unacceptable.

    ‘a disgraceful waste of money’
    with clause ‘it is disgraceful that they should be denied unemployment benefits’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The disgraceful attitude of these officers brings shame and embarrassment to all.’
    • ‘The more information that is uncovered by the regulators, the more disgraceful the affair becomes.’
    • ‘Look no further than last week's disgraceful ruling by the law lords.’
    • ‘This is a disgraceful, shameful attack on a student's freedom of speech at such a prestigious institution.’
    • ‘Rescuing ducks from a flood would be a disgraceful waste of resources by the emergency services.’
    • ‘I think this is a disgraceful sham, and I won't apologise for having a problem with it.’
    • ‘Such disgraceful conduct should be deplored at this or at any level and should be speedily rooted out.’
    • ‘The sound quality is disgraceful, the image blurry and the editing dreadful.’
    • ‘One can but hope that this disgraceful conduct will not occur next year.’
    • ‘To smear them for performing this role is disgusting, disgraceful and dangerous.’
    • ‘We need to stand up like decent people and admit to our disgraceful history.’
    • ‘They say the increases are disgraceful, claiming price rises have not led to any improvement in the service.’
    • ‘Surely it can't be based on the disgraceful leaflet they issued for the election.’
    • ‘This dismissive treatment of local residents by the council is disgraceful.’
    • ‘Sport isn't supposed to be this way, angry and pitiful and disgraceful.’
    • ‘Lets hope this disgraceful waste of tax payers money ends at the next election.’
    • ‘They have also left the road in a disgraceful state, with loose stones all over it.’
    • ‘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
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Pronunciation

disgraceful

/disˈɡrāsfəl//dɪsˈɡreɪsfəl/