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disgrace noun

1 loss of respect

VERB + DISGRACE fall into Their father fell into disgrace and lost his business. | bring His crime had brought disgrace upon his whole family. | be sent away/home/off in She was sent home from the Olympics in disgrace.

PREP. in ~ He's in disgrace for having left his room in a mess.

PHRASES there's no disgrace in sth There's no disgrace in being poor.

2 disgraceful person/thing

ADJ. absolute, utter This room is an absolute disgrace (= because it is very dirty/untidy)! | national, public The state of our hospitals is a national disgrace.

PREP. ~ to The filthy streets are a disgrace to the town.