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disrepute

[dis-ri-pyoot]
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noun
  1. bad repute; low regard; disfavor (usually preceded by in or into): Some literary theories have fallen into disrepute.
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Origin of disrepute

First recorded in 1645–55; dis-1 + repute

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Related Words

disgrace, stigma, scandal, scar, cloud, obloquy, blot, discredit, stain, infamy, slur, brand, spot, disesteem, disfavor, opprobrium, reproach, odium, blemish, ignominy

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British Dictionary definitions for disrepute

disrepute

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

n.

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

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