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disreputable

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adjective dis·rep·u·ta·ble \(ˌ)dis-ˈre-pyə-tə-bəl\

Simple Definition of disreputable

  • : not respected or trusted by most people : having a bad reputation

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of disreputable

  1. :  not reputable

disreputability

play \(ˌ)dis-ˌre-pyə-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

disreputableness

play \(ˌ)dis-ˈre-pyə-tə-bəl-nəs\ noun

disreputably

play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of disreputable in a sentence

  1. <a disreputable Internet retailer that had a record of hundreds of complaints for shoddy merchandise and slow refunds>



Circa 1726

First Known Use of disreputable

circa 1726


DISREPUTABLE Defined for Kids

disreputable

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adjective dis·rep·u·ta·ble \dis-ˈre-pyə-tə-bəl\

Definition of disreputable for Students

  1. :  not respectable or honest <disreputable business practices>





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