disrepute disrepute  /ˌdɪs rɪ ˈpjut/


  • (n) the state of being held in low esteem


  1. Argentina's entire political class is pretty much in disrepute.
  2. The trouble with that definition and the reason why the word has fallen into even deeper disrepute was noted as far back as 1905.
  3. He has brought the rule of law into disrepute, and debased honesty as the coin of the realm.


  1. Wonkbook: As Senate passes immigration bill, battle moves to House

    Today's top 5 stories: 1) immigration reform passes Senate; 2) benefits next step for same-sex marriage equality; 3) leverage ratio requirement coming; 4) evaluating Keystone; and 5) the agencies in disrepute.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Washington Post

  2. Ethics panel finds misconduct by Philly judge

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Philadelphia family court judge's suspension with pay is now a suspension without pay after a judicial ethics panel found his conduct has brought the judicial office into disrepute.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Philly.com


  1. "This is obviously a difficult decision to make but the question is whether his conduct has brought, or is likely to bring himself, the sport of swimming, the team and the AOC into disrepute and censure," Coates said Friday. "It's clear that...
    on Apr 17, 2008 By: John Coates Source: USA Today

  2. "In my view it brings the game somewhat into disrepute because there are substances there that have : unknown consequences," he said. "We don't want to see a tragedy."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: John Fahey Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "Responsible metal detecting provides a valuable record of history, but illegal activities bring responsible ones into disrepute," said English Heritage chairman Barry Cunliffe. "Nighthawkers, by hoarding the finds or selling them on without...
    on Feb 15, 2009 By: Barry Cunliffe Source: AFP

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