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noun disgrace pronunciation in British English /dɪsˈɡreɪs/

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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the loss of other peoples respect because of something bad that you have done
    in disgrace: Holman was sent home in disgrace after assaulting one of the other players.
    bring disgrace upon/on someone/something: The scandal has brought disgrace on the entire department.
  2. 2
    [singular] someone or something that you should feel guilty or sorry about because they are very bad
    Hawkins described the team’s performance as a disgrace.
    an absolute/utter disgrace: The way he treats his dogs is an absolute disgrace.
    be a disgrace to (=to be so bad that you harm the reputation of the group you belong to): You’re a disgrace to your family!


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