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disreputability

Definitions

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  • n. The state of being disreputable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being disreputable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being disreputable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. dishonorableness by virtue of lacking respectability or a good reputation

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Examples

  • Which, of course, shows why it still manages an essential disreputability, which is one of the things that always attracts me to culture Comics, Videogames, Pop Music – my essential troika.

    Arrant & Gillen talk the comic rock talk

  • Um, Dilan is trying to imply that Hayek is akin to Larmarck and Ptolemy in disreputability/quackitude.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Does Hayek Belong in High School Economics Classes?

  • Yet a faint air of disreputability always clung to him.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • The second thought has to do with Edwards--Edwards may well turn out to be the king maker in this election--Depending on results of the mega primaries, he could have enough delgates to throw to Obama and sink HRC--certainly the egregious robo calls from the clinton campaign criticizing him on fair trade, when BILL himself signed NAFTA speaks to the disreputability and the sheer perfidiousness of the Clintons and their machine.

    Waiting for the South Carolina results.

  • All in all, this is such an impressive list of lively, trend-setting, even radical programming — imagine the past fifteen years of prime time without it — that you may wonder how Fox has managed to preserve its air of disreputability.

    The Murdoch Touch

  • Mother Teresa, as peace Nobelist, 50; disreputability of, 89

    Who's Who

  • From every point it is a masterpiece, this picture of boy life in a little lazy, drowsy town, with all the irresponsibility and general disreputability of boy character coupled with that indefinable, formless, elusive something we call boy conscience, which is more likely to be boy terror and a latent instinct of manliness.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • But the wildness that draws people to rock runs the risk of bringing scandal and disreputability down upon politicians.

    PopPolitics Weblog | PopPolitics.com

  • Peter Clark has suggested that Puritan emphasis on the disreputability of alehouses has tended to overshadow the more respectable inns and taverns, and draws a clear social distinction between the clientele of the former, who were recruited from the bottom half of the social order, and the more gentlemanly patrons of the latter.

    Wrong Side of the River: London's disreputable South Bank in the sixteenth and seventeenth century. Jessica A. Browner

  • The beard only intensified his good looks, adding the dubious charm of disreputability.

    Where There's Smoke

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