Translation of disgrace in Spanish:
noununcountable and countable
- 1.1 (shame) there's no disgrace in being poorit's a disgraceser pobre no es ninguna vergüenzahis conduct brought disgrace on his familyes una vergüenzaes un escándaloshe was sent upstairs in disgracesu conducta trajo la deshonra a la familiashe spent several years in disgracela mandaron arriba castigadapasó varios años en el oprobio or la ignominiaExample sentences1.2 (somebody, something shameful) (no plural) to be a disgrace (
- 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.
tosomebody/something)a national disgraceser una vergüenza ( paraalguien/algo)una vergüenza nacionalExample 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.
- 1.1 (bring shame on)(person/family/school)I disgraced myself by getting drunkthe dog's just disgraced itself againhice un papelón emborrachándome [colloquial]this weather would not disgrace the Bahamasel perro ya ha vuelto a hacer de las suyas1.2 (destroy reputation of)este clima no tiene nada que envidiarle al de las Bahamas(enemy/politician)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.
- ‘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.
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