Translation of scapegoat in Spanish:


chivo expiatorio, n.

Pronunciation /ˈskeɪpˌɡoʊt//ˈskeɪpɡəʊt/


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    chivo expiatorio masculine
    chivo emisario masculine
    cabeza de turco feminine
    they made him a / the scapegoat for the failure of the negotiations lo convirtieron en el chivo expiatorio (/ chivo emisario etc. ) del fracaso de las negociaciones
    • When there is a problem, there always is a scapegoat to blame.
    • A fourth was to attack the social problem not directly but indirectly, by blaming a particular scapegoat for its emergence.
    • What makes communalism explosive is the psychology of mass-desperation that creates the ideal climate for inventing scapegoats and hypothetical enemies.
    • 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.
    • Instead of admitting our own mistakes in not providing the taxes to maintain and improve health care, we want a scapegoat to take the blame away from ourselves.
    • As a nation, we take losses very hard and spend the days after the fact nominating scapegoats and lamenting mistakes.
    • 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.
    • But the animal is the convenient scapegoat, and easily blamed.
    • When are we going to tackle the epidemic of buck-passing and bad behaviour by grown-ups, and stop looking for syndromes and scapegoats to blame where our children are concerned?
    • The quest for truth, North insists, is not about apportioning blame or naming scapegoats, but the prevention of future tragedies.
    • But its themes of partying while the world turns upside down, seeking scapegoats to blame for times being tough, and people denying the reality of change, turn out to be as pertinent as ever.
    • The crisis ends with the victimisation of the guilty scapegoat through collective violence.
    • 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.
    • Teenagers have always been an easy scapegoat to blame for wider problems, but ultimately the majority of these young people grow up into well rounded adults.
    • The obvious thing to do would be to find a scapegoat, so they blame it on the bugs.
    • However, in contrast, my argument is that we need to be cautious about where we lay blame rather than pointing the finger at easy scapegoats.
    • ‘The focus is on scapegoats and fall guys, as though remedial action amounts to handing the public a few heads on a platter.’
    • We are the smallest company involved in the whole set-up and we feel they are looking for a scapegoat - they have made some mistakes.
    • Leaders will deny, blame, seek scapegoats, and retreat to their offices.
    • When people face a crisis, they often revert to an unfortunate human tendency: to protect their own while finding a scapegoat to blame the problem on.