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English definition of “the unacceptable face of sth”

the unacceptable face of sth

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the bad side to a particular system or set of beliefs : The paper showed a picture of homeless people sleeping on the streets with the caption underneath 'the unacceptable face of capitalism '.Advantage and disadvantage
(Definition of the unacceptable face of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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