Disgraceful vs Insulting - What's the difference?

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Disgraceful is a related term of insulting.

As adjectives the difference between disgraceful and insulting

is that disgraceful is bringing or warranting disgrace; shameful while insulting is containing insult, or having the intention of insulting.

As a verb insulting is


As a noun insulting is

the act of giving insult.



Alternative forms

* disgracefull (archaic)


(en adjective)
  • Bringing or warranting disgrace; shameful.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=4 , passage=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.
  • insulting



    (en adjective)
  • Containing insult, or having the intention of insulting.
  • He received an insulting letter.

    Derived terms

    * insultingly


  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of giving insult.
  • * (Isaac Barrow)
  • grievous reproaches, and scornful insultings over him in his affliction