disreputable

[dis-rep-yuh-tuh-buhl]

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. disregardful,
  2. disrelated,
  3. disrelish,
  4. disremember,
  5. disrepair,
  6. disreputation,
  7. disrepute,
  8. disrespect,
  9. disrespectable,
  10. disrespectful

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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British Dictionary definitions for disreputable

disreputable

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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