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disgrace

Pronunciation: /dɪsˈgreɪs/

Translation of disgrace in Spanish:

noun/nombre

u and c
  • 1.1 (shame) vergüenza (feminine) 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.
    1.2 (sb, sth shameful) (no plural/sin plural) vergüenza (feminine) to be a disgrace (to sb/sth) ser* una vergüenza (para algn/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/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (bring shame on) [person/family/school] deshonrar I disgraced myself by getting drunk hice un papelón emborrachándome [colloquial/familiar] 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 1.2 (destroy reputation of) [enemy/politician] desacreditar

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