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dis- +‎ repute



disrepute (uncountable)

  1. Loss or want of reputation; ill character.
    Synonyms: 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.
    • 1815, Sir Walter Scott, Guy Mannering
      The belief in astrology was almost universal in the middle of the seventeenth century; it began to waver and become doubtful towards the close of that period, and in the beginning of the eighteenth the art fell into general disrepute, and even under general ridicule.

Usage notes[edit]

Often used in the construction be in disrepute, bring someone (or something) into disrepute or fall into disrepute.



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.