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disgrace

noun [U] uk   /dɪsˈɡreɪs/ us  
B2 embarrassment and the loss of other people's respect, or behaviour that causes this: They were sent home in disgrace. He brought disgrace on the whole team by falsifying the results.Humiliating and degrading be a disgrace B2 to be a very bad situation: Three families living in one room - it's a disgrace! [+ that] It's a disgrace that the government spends so much on guns and so little on education.Morally wrong and evilDishonest be a disgrace to sb/sth C2 to be so bad or unacceptable that you make people lose respect for the group or activity you are connected to: You're a disgrace (to the family) - what a way to behave!Morally wrong and evilDishonest

disgrace

verb [T] uk   /dɪsˈɡreɪs/ us  
to make people stop respecting you or your family, team, etc. by doing something very bad: You have disgraced us all with your behaviour.Humiliating and degrading
disgraced
adjective uk   /-ˈɡreɪst/ us  
a disgraced politicianHumiliating and degrading
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