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1‘if he'd married her it would have brought disgrace on the family’
dishonour, shame, ignominy, discredit, degradation, disrepute, ill-repute, infamy, scandal, stigma, odium, opprobrium, obloquy, condemnation, vilification, contempt, disrespect, disapproval, disfavour, disapprobation
humiliation, embarrassment, loss of face
rare disesteem, reprobation, derogation
2‘the unemployment figures are a disgrace’
scandal, outrage, source of shame
discredit, reproach, affront, insult
bad reflection on, stain on, blemish on, blot on, blot on the escutcheon of, black mark on
informal crime, sin
literary smirch on
1‘you have disgraced the family name’
bring shame on, shame, dishonour, discredit, bring into disrepute, degrade, debase, defame, stigmatize, taint, sully, tarnish, besmirch, stain, blacken, drag through the mire, drag through the mud, give a bad name to, put in a bad light, reflect badly on
literary smirch, besmear
honour, do credit to
2‘he has been publicly disgraced for offences of which he was not guilty’
discredit, dishonour, defame, disparage, stigmatize, reproach, censure, blame
humiliate, mortify, embarrass, cause to lose face, chasten, humble, demean, put someone in their place, take down a peg or two, cut down to size, show up
North American informal make someone eat crow
US informal own
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