Learn English – To “resign in disgrace”


What does "in disgrace" mean in the following headlines?

  • "Keith O’Brien, Catholic cardinal who resigned in disgrace, dies at 80"
  • "President Nixon Resigns in Disgrace"

Best Answer

If people resign in disgrace, they give up their job or position because their reputation is destroyed by some dishonourable action. In other words, they leave disgracefully.