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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Dis*grace"
  1. The condition of being out of favor; loss of favor, regard, or respect."Macduff lives in disgrace." [Shak.]
  2. The state of being dishonored, or covered with shame; dishonor; shame; ignominy."To tumble down thy husband and thyself From top of honor to disgrace's feet?" [Shak.]
  3. That which brings dishonor; cause of shame or reproach; great discredit; as, vice is a disgrace to a rational being.
  4. An act of unkindness; a disfavor.(Obs)"The interchange continually of favors and disgraces." [Bacon.]
    synonyms: Disfavor; disesteem; opprobrium; reproach; discredit; disparagement; dishonor; shame; infamy; ignominy; humiliation.

Etymology: F. disgrâce; pref. dis-L. dis-) + grâce. See Grace

verb Dis*grace"
  1. To put out of favor; to dismiss with dishonor."Flatterers of the disgraced minister." [Macaulay.]"Pitt had been disgraced and the old Duke of Newcastle dismissed." [J. Morley.]
  2. To do disfavor to; to bring reproach or shame upon; to dishonor; to treat or cover with ignominy; to lower in estimation."Shall heap with honors him they now disgrace." [Pope.]"His ignorance disgraced him." [Johnson.]
  3. To treat discourteously; to upbraid; to revile."The goddess wroth gan foully her disgrace." [Spenser.]
    synonyms: To degrade; humble; humiliate; abase; disparage; defame; dishonor; debase.

Etymology: Cf. F. disgracier. See Disgrace (n.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A state of dishonor
  2. Damage the reputation of
  3. Reduce in worth or character, usually verbally
  4. Bring shame or dishonor upon

From Middle French disgracier.

  1. The condition of being out of favor; loss of favor, regard, or respect.
  2. The state of being dishonored, or covered with shame; dishonor; shame; ignominy.
    Now she lives in .
  3. Something which brings dishonor; the cause of shame or reproach; great discredit
    His behaviour at the party was a total ! He was leeching on all the ladies, and insulting the men
  4. (obsolete) An act of unkindness; a disfavor.

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Past life for Disgrace born May 9, 1981

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Eastern Australia approximately on 1375. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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