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disgrace

noun [U]     /dɪsˈɡreɪs/
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
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