disrepute


dis·re·pute

noun \ˌdis-ri-ˈpyüt\

: a state of not being respected or trusted by most people : a state of having a bad reputation

Full Definition of DISREPUTE

:  lack or decline of good reputation :  a state of being held in low esteem

Examples of DISREPUTE

  1. The theory has been in disrepute for years.
  2. <a once proud name fallen into disrepute>

First Known Use of DISREPUTE

1637

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