• (British) IPA: /dɪsɹɪˈpjuːt/

disrepute (uncountable)

  1. Loss or want of reputation; ill character.
    Synonyms: disesteem, discredit
    • 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, 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.
  • Russian: дурна́я сла́ва

disrepute (disreputes, present participle disreputing; past and past participle disreputed)

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

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