ADJ-GRADED: oft it v-link ADJ that (disapproval)
If you say that something such as behaviour or a situation is disgraceful, you disapprove of it strongly, and feel that the person or people responsible should be ashamed of it.

It's disgraceful that they have detained for him so long...

I complained about his disgraceful behaviour...

I think what's happening is disgraceful.

shocking, scandalous
Derived words:
disgracefully ADV-GRADED ADV after v, ADV adj/-ed

He felt that his brother had behaved disgracefully.

English dictionary. 2008.

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