Simple Definition of disrepute
: 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
The theory has been in disrepute for years.
<a once proud name fallen into disrepute>
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DISREPUTE Defined for Kids
Definition of disrepute
: a state of not being respected or trusted by most people <A cheating scandal brought the school into disrepute.>
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