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disrepute Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the state of being held in low esteem
    • your actions will bring discredit to your name
    • because of the scandal the school has fallen into disrepute

Dis`re*pute" noun
  1. Loss or want of reputation; ill character; disesteem; discredit.
    At the beginning of the eighteenth century astrology fell into general disrepute. Sir W. Scott.
    Syn. -- Disesteem; discredit; dishonor; disgrace.
Dis`re*pute" transitive verb
  1. To bring into disreputation; to hold in dishonor. R.
    More inclined to love them tan to disrepute them. Jer. Taylor.

Webster 1913