ill repute


: bad reputation

Examples of ill repute in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The government crackdown has enlisted elite police squads more accustomed to busting brothels and other locales of ill repute. Jonathan Cheng, WSJ, 27 Sep. 2021 For years, free-to-play mobile games have had a reputation of ill repute, and for good reason. Washington Post, 30 Sep. 2020 Loosely based on a mixture of Amsterdam, London, Vegas, and old New York, Ketterdam is a city of ill repute, but also freedom. Rosie Knight,, 23 Apr. 2021 In this reality, the town is named Pottersville, and it’s wholly conquered by Potter and full of bars, gambling houses, and other places of ill repute. Jack Butler, National Review, 25 Dec. 2020 By the time this photo was taken, the Horn Palace was a roadhouse of ill repute, mainly because of the reputation of its owner., 3 Oct. 2020

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“Ill repute.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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