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 disgraceful [dɪs'gresfəl]   添加此单词到默认生词本
a. 可耻的, 不名誉的

  1. This newspaper article is a disgraceful intrusion into my private life.
    报纸上的这篇文章是对我私生活的侵扰,这种做法很不光彩。
  2. Please account for your disgraceful conduct.
    对你的可耻行为请作解释.
  3. Shameful or disgraceful action, conduct, or character.
    丑行,无耻行为耻辱的,不光彩的活动、行为或性格


disgraceful
[ adj ]
  1. giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation

  2. <adj.all>
    scandalous behavior
    the wicked rascally shameful conduct of the bankrupt
    the most shocking book of its time
  3. (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame

  4. <adj.all>
    Man...has written one of his blackest records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands
    an ignominious retreat
    inglorious defeat
    an opprobrious monument to human greed
    a shameful display of cowardice


Disgraceful \Dis*grace"ful\, a.
Bringing disgrace; causing shame; shameful; dishonorable;
unbecoming; as, profaneness is disgraceful to a man. --
{Dis*grace"ful*ly}, adv. -- {Dis*grace"ful*ness}, n.

The Senate have cast you forth disgracefully. --B.
Jonson.

  1. It's disgraceful, but everyone does it because not to would mean being less competitive.
  2. "I think it's absolutely disgraceful that people in the transport unions don't think about their fellow citizens," Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher told Sky News, the cable television network.
  3. It is both disgraceful and effective." The negative campaign shouldn't come as much of a surprise, though.
  4. It is a disgraceful performance; it is condemned by the United States of America and _ however, we must not let this brutal killing stand in the way of trying to bring peace to this troubled corner of the world.
  5. Even if you go to visit your girlfriend or go shopping with your wife, you carry a traditional weapon because there is nothing so disgraceful in Zulu culture as to be unable to defend your wife and children.'
  6. He did not look tense. He did not appear bitter at all.' Mr Burt added that he thought the events of the last few days were 'disgraceful'.
  7. A federal judge ordered the department to stop the "disgraceful activities" and "unlawful conduct" in rounding up Hispanics indiscriminately, and the city later agreed to a monetary settlement.
  8. "This emotional roller coaster is inhumane and disgraceful," the spokeswoman said.
  9. 'It's a disgraceful lack of self-discipline,' said one. Her close friends appeared to hark back to a golden age which Mr Major now says never was.
  10. "They have got to use every device in the rule book to overturn this disgraceful decision," said Sir Marcus Fox, a lawmaker from the governing Conservative Party.
  11. Dullah Omar, a human rights lawyer who leads the banned United Democratic Front, called the move "utterly disgraceful and callous." "What we were looking forward to was his release, not a transfer from a clinic back to prison," he said.
  12. A new Jesse Helms television ad touting his support for environmental legislation "is a calculated distortion of his disgraceful record," the North Carolina Sierra Club chapter says.
  13. "It is a disgraceful performance and is condemned by the United States of America," Bush said. "However, we must not let this brutal killing stand in the way of trying to bring peace to the troubled corner of the world.
  14. But it was horrible and disgraceful to show both of them in such a way on television.
  15. Bob Gregory, a spokesman for Rushdie's publisher, Viking Penguin, denounced the game as "disgraceful and in bad taste. Here's a human being in hiding for fear of his life and they're making a game out of it.
  16. But Baroness Thatcher responded: 'I thought it was a terrible and disgraceful phrase.
  17. In fact, back in 1887, people living around the tower work site were appalndre Gustave Eifled by the "giant and disgraceful skeleton." Engineers warned it would collapse and a lawsuit tried to halt construction.
  18. But one of his favorite topics is the "disgraceful" condition of the city under two-term Democratic Mayor W. Wilson Goode.
  19. "It is disgraceful that you should be used by adults for the purpose of trying to shame us because of our extraction of timber from our forests."
  20. "A 180-word sentence should be taken out and be shot," said Richard Lederer, a columnist and language author from Concord, N.H. "It is disgraceful.
  21. And I am the first to admit that clapped-out lorries, aged buses and ill-used delivery vans spew out disgraceful amounts of black diesel smoke.
  22. It was "disgraceful," Bush said.
  23. "This emotional roller coaster is inhumane and disgraceful," she said. "We hesitate to dignify these demands as `exit procedures'.
  24. And then there was 19th-century George IV, whose attempts to divorce Caroline of Brunswick became a prolonged and disgraceful public spectacle.
  25. A devaluation would no doubt be seen as disgraceful and even cowardly; but it would work.
  26. Mr. Smith was infuriated by the settlement, calling it "disgraceful, shameful."
  27. He called the action "tragic and disgraceful." On the political battlefields of the final two weeks of the 1990 campaign, Democrats will sound that cry repeatedly.
  28. He claimed RFE's "disgraceful methods" frightened people in its reports on Chernobyl and in its coverage of Poland's announcement in late January of price increases totaling 42 percent in 1988.
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