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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.
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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 ​senthome in disgrace. He brought disgrace on the ​wholeteam by ​falsifying the ​results.
be a disgrace
B2 to be a very ​badsituation: Three ​familiesliving in one ​room - it's a disgrace! [+ that] It's a disgrace that the ​governmentspends 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 ​peopleloserespect 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/
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