- dis·rep·u·ta·bil·i·ty, dis·rep·u·ta·ble·ness, noun
- dis·rep·u·ta·bly, adverb
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How to use disreputable in a sentence
Acting was still a disreputable profession, but respectable Nelly is reluctant to become his kept woman.
The program was called “disreputable if not outright illegal” by some NSA officials and was ultimately shut down in 1973.Why the NSA’s Vietnam-Era Watch List Is Still Relevant | Caitlin Dickson | September 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
So far, so disreputable, especially if you bought into Assange's rock-star status.
In 1972, as a young director, he saw his first film released to a handful of disreputable theaters.
Or must they have been pushed, perhaps by her disreputable boyfriend or even a deranged stranger?
With horror she had heard her brother addressed by a disreputable costermonger in a mangy fur cap, as "Old pal."The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
Indeed it took nearly a couple of years to weed out the disreputable members of this body.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
He would form a circle of disreputable youths, for whose drinks Sogrange was called upon to pay.The Double Four | E. Phillips Oppenheim
Beside Clipperton was a disreputable little Mexican with gold rings in his ears.Motor Matt's Daring, or, True to His Friends | Stanley R. Matthews
Its latter days were dreary, down-at-heel, and disreputable enough.Art in England | Dutton Cook
British Dictionary definitions for disreputable
having or causing a lack of repute
disordered in appearance
- disreputability or disreputableness, noun
- disreputably, adverb
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