- disgracefull (archaic)
- Bringing or warranting disgrace; shameful.
- 1668, Slingsby Bethel, The world's mistake in Oliver Cromwell, page 9:
- Fourthly, in the disgracefullest defeat at Hiftaniola that ever this Kingdom suffered in any age or time.
- 1883, Jane Welsh Carlyle, Thomas Carlyle, James Anthony Froude, Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle - Volume 1, page 292:
- Meanwhile I have plenty to employ me, in siding drawers and locked places, which I left in the disgracefullest confusion ;
- 1883, Robert Eldridge Aris Willmott (editor), The poetical works of Thomas Gray, Thomas Parnell, William Collins, Matthew Green, & Thomas Warton.:
- From Zoilus to Dennis, no disgracefuller outrage on taste had been committed.
- 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 4, in The Celebrity:
- Mr. Cooke at once began a tirade against the residents of Asquith for permitting a sandy and generally disgraceful condition of the roads. So roundly did he vituperate the inn management in particular, and with such a loud flow of words, that I trembled lest he should be heard on the veranda.
- Giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation.
- 1854, Mary Hayden Green Pike, Ida May: A Story of Things Actual and Possible, page 76:
- I dono' where she 's raised, but she do go on de most disgracefullest since she been here.
- 1953, Arnold Gingrich, The Esquire Treasury:
- To a good golfer a shank is disgracefuller than being dead drunk or in jail.
- See also Thesaurus:despicable
bringing or warranting disgrace