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

Origin of disrepute

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

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

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

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