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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 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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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