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disgrace

1 noun
     
dis‧grace1
1 [uncountable] the loss of other people's respect because you have done something they strongly disapprove of:
Smith faced total public disgrace after the incident.
in disgrace
Toranaga sent us away in disgrace.
His actions brought disgrace on the family.
There was no disgrace in finishing fourth.
2

be a disgrace

used to say that something or someone is so bad or unacceptable that the people involved with them should feel ashamed:
The UK rail system is a national disgrace.
be a disgrace to
You are a disgrace to the medical profession.
absolute/utter disgrace
It's an absolute disgrace, the way he treats his wife.

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