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disrepute

[ dis-ri-pyoot ]
/ ˌdɪs rɪˈpyut /
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noun

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

RELATED WORDS

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

Nearby words

disrelish, disremember, disrepair, disreputable, disreputation, disrepute, disrespect, disrespectable, disrespectful, disrobe, disroot

Origin of disrepute

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

/ (ˌdɪsrɪˈpjuːt) /

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.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper