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[dis-ri-pyoot] /ˌdɪs rɪˈpyut/
bad repute; low regard; disfavor (usually preceded by in or into):
Some literary theories have fallen into disrepute.
Origin of disrepute
1645-55; dis-1 + repute
disfavor, disgrace. Unabridged
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  • The email got lots of publicity, brought the firm into disrepute, and he became a laughing stock.
  • These parasites bring disrepute to higher education and the whole idea of tenure, in addition to stealing valuable resources.
  • Another example displays the arithmetical powers of the dream, which have brought it into such disrepute.
  • After the last two presidential elections, the predictive power of exit polls has fallen into disrepute.
  • The disrepute of the family is extreme and perhaps in that way it exceeds the bounds of realism.
  • It's only after a claim has fallen into disrepute that a physicist will come out and spin it in a negative light.
  • It was history, the results of giving eugenics the test of time, that has led to its disrepute.
  • When an employee forgets who they are working for and brings disrepute to an organization then it's time to part ways.
  • Supposedly, this was to bring the government into disrepute, by getting officials blamed.
  • He was forced out of the party last year for supposedly bringing it into disrepute.
British Dictionary definitions for disrepute


a loss or lack of credit or repute
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Word Origin and History for disrepute

1650s, from dis- + repute (n.).

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