Definition of disrepute
: lack or decline of good reputation : a state of being held in low esteem
Examples of disrepute in a Sentence
The theory has been in disrepute for years.
a once proud name fallen into disrepute
Recent Examples of disrepute from the Web
The party has now decided to expedite a disciplinary hearing against Zille for bringing it into disrepute, DA leader Mmusi Maimane told reporters in Johannesburg on Saturday.
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A reputation can be easy to lose, and someone who is no longer respectable may eventually find he's become genuinely disreputable—the kind of person that almost no one wants to be seen with. Disrepute isn't only for individuals: A company may fall into disrepute as a result of news stories about its products' defects; drug scandals have brought entire sports into disrepute; and a scientific theory may fall into disrepute as a result of new discoveries.
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DISREPUTE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of disrepute for English Language Learners
: a state of not being respected or trusted by most people : a state of having a bad reputation
DISREPUTE Defined for Kids
Definition of disrepute for Students
: a state of not being respected or trusted by most people A cheating scandal brought the school into disrepute.
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