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noun disgrace pronunciation in American English /dɪsˈɡreɪs/

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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the loss of other people's 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

    Coach 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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