American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Lacking respectability, as in character, behavior, or appearance.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not reputable; having a bad reputation: as, a disreputable person.
- Bringing into ill repute; discreditable; dishonorable: as, a disreputable act.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not reputable; of bad repute; not in esteem; dishonorable; disgracing the reputation; tending to bring into disesteem.
- adj. lacking respectability in character or behavior or appearance
“He takes the view that the debate in the Republic has polarised between the mainstream parties on one side, the slightly constitutional Sinn Fein and what he calls the disreputable right … He takes issue with Michael McLaughlin's view that the EU is a product of compromise between to great blocks of European opinion, arguing that beyond those two, there is a growing opinion, not least in the accession countries which holds in opposition to "EU federalism and renewed respect for subsidiarity". the second of Slugger's Lisbon Essays, Michael McLaughlin described the EU as a compromise between the forces of Christian Democracy and Social Democracy.”
“In another experiment, some students were presented with an official university Web site and asked to complete an on-screen survey about whether they had performed certain disreputable acts.”
“How shabby and disreputable is this party which aspires to wrap itself in the British Flag.”
“We learn also that he smokes opium and hangs out in disreputable neighborhoods where he presumably takes drugs and employs the services of prostitutes.”
“The earl, my father, chose to take umbrage at what he called my disreputable -- ”
“In pre-Las Vegas America, when gambling was illicit and had a louche charm, the natural domain of the disreputable was the poker table, the race track and the pool hall.”
“I will not allow the word disreputable to be used in regard to any of my friends. ”
“_ -- I would venture to say that there is not an immoral man or woman in neighborhoods known as disreputable, however completely he or she may have cast off self-restraint and regard for character, who has not daily examples of persons, close to such homes and haunts of vice, living honest and morally clean lives, and who is not, to a degree not consciously known, restrained and influenced by the contact ....”
“As if an official Pentagon release is some kind of disreputable “media coverage.””
“On May 3, 1971 I found myself in Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. -- as did a lot of others, most young, mostly "disreputable," all appalled by the war in Vietnam.”
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