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disgrace

noun [U]     /dɪsˈɡreɪs/
B2 a situation in which someone does something very bad that makes people stop respecting them or their family, team, etc: They were sent home in disgrace.Humiliating and degrading
be a disgrace
B2 to be very bad: [+ that] It's a disgrace that money is being wasted like this.Morally wrong and evilDishonest
be a disgrace to sb/sth
to be so bad or unacceptable that you make people stop respecting a particular group, activity, etc: You are a disgrace to your profession.Humiliating and degradingDamaging reputationDisapproving and criticizing
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