disreputable disreputable  /dɪs ˈrɛp jə tə bəl/


  • (adj) lacking respectability in character or behavior or appearance

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  1. The film's so-called animalsthe inhabitants of Faber's most disreputable fraternity houseare a filthy, outrageous lot.
  2. Most of Wang Dan's other cousins want nothing to do with such a disreputable character.
  3. They are to the vanished grind houses what the Disney-dressed-up 42nd Street is to the old, disreputable Deuce.


  1. Brit Marling and Patricia Clarkson on “The East”

    In Zal Batmanglij’s political thriller, The East, the third and most commerical film he’s written with rising star Brit Marling, the young actress plays Sarah, the prize recruit for a security firm that protects major, often disreputable corporations. The first big assignment she’s given by her dynamic boss, Sharon (Patricia Clarkson), is to infiltrate an [...]
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Sag Harbor Express

  2. Reporter Travels to Portland, Panhandles Profitably

    Mayor Charlie Hales has pledged to tackle the aggressive panhandling downtown by street kids known as "summer travelers." But the Oregon Legislature did him no favors last week by blocking a bill that would have revived anti-loitering rules called "sit-lie laws." Now Hales faces a panhandling invasion from an even more disreputable demographic: the media. The beachhead was established in April ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Willamette Week


  1. In his report, Mr Cole described Norman Davidson Kelly, the founder of Tigris Petroleum, BHP's joint venture partner, as a "thoroughly disreputable man with no commercial morality".
    on Nov 27, 2006 By: Terence Cole Source: Times Online

  2. "Even so, the fact that Madikizela-Mandela and Yengeni made it onto the ANC's nomination lists demonstrates an unacceptable level of tolerance for all that is dishonourable and disreputable in public life," Zille said. "In fact, their...
    on Jan 23, 2009 By: Helen Zille Source: Independent Online

  3. "Many serial killers graduate from disreputable types like prostitutes . . . to victims who are middle class and more respectable in the community," Levin said.
    on Feb 3, 2008 By: Jack Levin Source: Orlando Sentinel

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