disrepute

  • 1 Disrepute — Dis re*pute , n. Loss or want of reputation; ill character; disesteem; discredit. [1913 Webster] At the beginning of the eighteenth century astrology fell into general disrepute. Sir W. Scott. Syn: Disesteem; discredit; dishonor; disgrace. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Disrepute — Dis re*pute , v. t. To bring into disreputation; to hold in dishonor. [R.] [1913 Webster] More inclined to love them than to disrepute them. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 disrepute — I noun abasement, abjectness, abommableness, bad character, bad reputation, bad repute, baseness, beastliness, brand, contemptibility, debasement, degradation, despicability, despicableness, discreditableness, disesteem, disgracefulness, dishonor …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 disrepute — (n.) 1650s, from DIS (Cf. dis ) + REPUTE (Cf. repute) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 disrepute — n *disgrace, dishonor, shame, infamy, ignominy, opprobrium, obloquy, odium Antonyms: repute Contrasted words: *fame, reputation, renown, honor, glory …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 disrepute — [n] dishonor, shame blemish, blot, brand, cloud, discredit, disesteem, disfavor, disgrace, ignominy, ill fame, ill favor, ill repute, infamy, ingloriousness, notoriety, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, reproach, scandal, scar, slur, smear, spot, stain …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 disrepute — ► NOUN ▪ the state of being held in low public esteem …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 disrepute — [dis΄ri pyo͞ot′, dis′ri pyo͞ot΄] n. lack or loss of repute; bad reputation; disgrace; disfavor …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Disrepute — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Disrepute >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 disrepute disrepute discredit Sgm: N 1 ill repute ill repute bad repute bad name bad odor bad favor ill name ill odor ill favor Sgm: N 1 disapprobation …

    English dictionary for students

  • 10 disrepute — noun VERB + DISREPUTE ▪ fall into ▪ The old system had fallen into disrepute. ▪ bring sth into ▪ Such wild claims bring science into disrepute. ▪ The players conduct is likely to bring the game into …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 disrepute — n. 1) to fall into disrepute 2) to hold smb. in disrepute * * * [ˌdɪsrɪ pjuːt] to fall into disrepute to hold smb. in disrepute …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 disrepute — /dɪsrəˈpjut / (say disruh pyooht) noun 1. ill repute: that policy is in disrepute. –phrase 2. bring into disrepute, to discredit: this would bring the administration of justice into disrepute. 3. fall into disrepute, to become discredited. Also,… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 13 disrepute — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Want of good reputation Nouns 1. disrepute, disreputableness, discredit, ill repute, bad name, bad odor, ill favor; disapprobation; ingloriousness, derogation, debasement; degradation, obloquy, ignominy; …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 disrepute — [[t]dɪ̱srɪpju͟ːt[/t]] PHRASE: PHR after v, v link PHR If something is brought into disrepute or falls into disrepute, it loses its good reputation, because it is connected with activities that people do not approve of. It is a disgrace that such… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 disrepute — dis|re|pute [ˌdısrıˈpju:t] n [U] a situation in which people no longer admire or trust someone or something ▪ He faces six charges of bringing the game into disrepute . ▪ This theory fell into disrepute in the fifties …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 disrepute — dis|re|pute [ ,dısrı pjut ] noun uncount FORMAL a situation in which people have no respect for someone or something: bring something into disrepute: The president brought his office into disrepute and betrayed the people s trust …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 disrepute — noun (U) bring sb/sth into disrepute to make people stop trusting or having a good opinion of an activity, idea, organization etc: When one policeman is convicted of corruption, it brings the whole system into disrepute …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 disrepute — UK [ˌdɪsrɪˈpjuːt] / US [ˌdɪsrɪˈpjut] noun [uncountable] formal a situation in which people have no respect for someone or something bring something into disrepute: The president brought his office into disrepute and betrayed the people s trust …

    English dictionary

  • 19 disrepute — /dis ri pyooht /, n. bad repute; low regard; disfavor (usually prec. by in or into): Some literary theories have fallen into disrepute. [1645 55; DIS 1 + REPUTE] Syn. disfavor, disgrace. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 20 disrepute — 1. noun Loss or want of reputation; ill character; disesteem; discredit. 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… …

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