disreputable

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

Definition of disreputable

: 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

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First Known Use of disreputable

circa 1726


DISREPUTABLE Defined for English Language Learners

disreputable

adjective

Definition of disreputable for English Language Learners

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


DISREPUTABLE Defined for Kids

disreputable

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

Definition of disreputable for Students

: not respectable or honest
  • disreputable business practices


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