disrepute

[dis-ri-pyoot]

noun

bad repute; low regard; disfavor (usually preceded by in or into): Some literary theories have fallen into disrepute.

Nearby words

  1. disrelish,
  2. disremember,
  3. disrepair,
  4. disreputable,
  5. disreputation,
  6. disrespect,
  7. disrespectable,
  8. disrespectful,
  9. disrobe,
  10. disroot

Origin of disrepute

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

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British Dictionary definitions for disrepute

disrepute

noun

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

disrepute

n.

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

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