Something that's done disgracefully is shameful or unpleasant. You might feel like you've been treated disgracefully by a bus driver who kicks you off the bus for talking on your cell phone.

When someone acts disgracefully, they have reason to be embarrassed or ashamed of their behavior. If a teenager torments his younger cousins, his dad may scold him for behaving disgracefully. You might accuse a hotel manager of treating you disgracefully if he refuses to refund your money after a long night of listening to a loud party in the room next to yours. Disgracefully has an Italian root word, disgraziare, which means "misfortune or deformity."

Definitions of disgracefully
  1. adverb
    in a dishonorable manner or to a dishonorable degree
    “his grades were disgracefully low”
    synonyms: discreditably, dishonorably, dishonourably, ignominiously, ingloriously, shamefully
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