Translation of scapegoat in Spanish:
- chivo (masculine) expiatorio, chivo (masculine) emisario, cabeza (feminine) de turco they made him a o the scapegoat for the failure of the negotiations lo convirtieron en el chivo expiatorio ( or chivo emisario etc) del fracaso de las negociacionesExample sentences
- They might be poor - and society tends to use the poor as scapegoats for the wrong doings of the big hands - but not all bad.
- Labor and Liberal politicians both gain, along with capitalism's ruling class, when workers blame scapegoats for a life of insecurity and want, rather than the government or system.
- But rather than seeing what it is we don't like, as the result of our culture and collective stupidity that gave the automobile so much power, we blame our problems on scapegoats.
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