disreputable

[ dis-rep-yuh-tuh-buhl ]
/ dɪsˈrɛp yə tə bəl /

adjective

not reputable; having a bad reputation: a disreputable barroom.
discreditable; dishonorable.
shabby or shoddy; of poor quality or condition: disreputable clothes.

Origin of disreputable

First recorded in 1765–75; dis-1 + reputable
Related formsdis·rep·u·ta·bil·i·ty, dis·rep·u·ta·ble·ness, noundis·rep·u·ta·bly, adverb
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disreputable

/ (dɪsˈrɛpjʊtəbəl) /

adjective

having or causing a lack of repute
disordered in appearance
Derived Formsdisreputability or disreputableness, noundisreputably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for disreputable

disreputable


adj.

1710 (implied in disreputableness); see dis- + reputable. Related: Disreputably.

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