Meaning of “disgrace” in the English Dictionary

"disgrace" in British English

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disgracenoun [ U ]

uk /dɪsˈɡreɪs/ us /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.
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.
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!

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disgraceverb [ T ]

uk /dɪsˈɡreɪs/ us /dɪsˈɡreɪs/

(Definition of “disgrace” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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disgracenoun [ U ]

us /dɪsˈɡreɪs/

embarrassment and the loss of other people’s respect, or behavior that causes this:

He resigned in disgrace.
He’s a disgrace to his family.
disgraceful
adjective us /dɪsˈɡreɪs·fəl/

The lies my opponent is telling about me are disgraceful.

(Definition of “disgrace” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)