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American English: /dɪsˈɡreɪs/
British English: /dɪsˈɡreɪs/

Translation of disgrace in Spanish:


uncountable or countable
  • 1 (shame) there's no disgrace in being poor
    ser pobre no es ninguna vergüenza
    it's a disgrace
    es una vergüenza
    es un escándalo
    his conduct brought disgrace on his family
    su conducta trajo la deshonra a la familia
    she was sent upstairs in disgrace
    la mandaron arriba castigada
    she spent several years in disgrace
    pasó varios años en el oprobio or la ignominia
    Example sentences
    • The family guilty of such an omission would be held in disgrace and contempt pending the intervention of lineage or clan members.
    • It is usually only when an element of criminal dishonesty is involved that there follows a removal, in disgrace, from Westminster.
    • He was in disgrace in 1552 and degraded from the Garter, but restored to favour by Mary, whom he served as lord privy seal.
  • 2 (somebody, something shameful) (no plural) to be a disgrace (to somebody/something)
    ser una vergüenza (para alguien/algo)
    a national disgrace
    una vergüenza nacional
    Example sentences
    • It is hateful, shameful and a disgrace to all when it is used unintelligently.
    • It's a disgrace to any concept of fairness, an insult to a horrible past, encouragement to a disgraceful present and in the long run it damages everyone.
    • Our exclusion is a scandal and a disgrace to the local Council.

transitive verb

  • 1 (bring shame on)
    I disgraced myself by getting drunk
    hice un papelón emborrachándome [colloquial]
    the dog's just disgraced itself again
    el perro ya ha vuelto a hacer de las suyas
    this weather would not disgrace the Bahamas
    este clima no tiene nada que envidiarle al de las Bahamas
    Example sentences
    • ‘I do not intend to disgrace myself at the end of my career,’ he said.
    • Tomorrow begins with a nine o'clock class, so I hope I shan't disgrace myself, time-wise, there.
    • She didn't disgrace herself and managed to keep with them for much of the race only to fade slightly at the end.
    Example sentences
    • We see it regularly now when prominent figures fall foul of the law or when disgraced business leaders transgress the code and pay the price.
    • He was disgraced in 1999 after he tested positive for drugs at the Pan-American games.
    • Two disgraced employees recount how their lives were ruined when they stole from their employers.
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