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1‘the incident brought dishonour upon the police profession’
disgrace, shame, discredit, humiliation, degradation, ignominy, scandal, infamy, disrepute, ill repute, loss of face, disfavour, ill favour, unpopularity, ill fame, notoriety, debasement, abasement, odium, opprobrium, obloquy
rare disesteem, reprobation, vitiation
1‘you have betrayed our master and dishonoured the banner’
disgrace, bring dishonour to, bring discredit to, bring shame to, shame, embarrass, humiliate, discredit, degrade, debase, lower, cheapen, drag down, drag through the mud, blacken the name of, give a bad name to, show in a bad light
sully, stain, taint, smear, mar, blot, stigmatize
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