disrepute

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dis- +‎ repute

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Noun[edit]

disrepute (uncountable)

  1. Loss or want of reputation; ill character; disesteem; discredit.
    • 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page vii
      Herbarium material does not, indeed, allow one to extrapolate safely: what you see is what you get; what you get is classical alpha-taxonomy which is, very largely and for sound reasons, in disrepute today.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      At the beginning of the eighteenth century astrology fell into general disrepute.

Verb[edit]

disrepute (third-person singular simple present disreputes, present participle disreputing, simple past and past participle disreputed)

  1. To bring into disreputation; to hold in dishonor.

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