Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Loss or lack of reputation or good name; dishonour; disrepute.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Loss or want of reputation or good name; dishonor; disrepute; disesteem.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Privation of reputation or good name; disrepute; disesteem; dishonor; disgrace; discredit.

Etymologies

dis- +‎ reputation (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • To be governed (as we call it) by one is not safe; for it shows softness, and gives a freedom, to scandal and disreputation; for those, that would not censure or speak in of a man immediately, will talk more boldly of those that are so great with them, and thereby wound their honor.

    The Essays

  • If those are not enough of a disreputation of parliament, perhaps the whole EDM sponsorship should be looked at.

    Labour MP in McDonald's Hospitality Riddle

  • What a standing disreputation to the choice of a gentleman!

    Pamela

  • And is not that the period in which our conduct or misconduct gives us a reputation or disreputation, that almost inseparably accompanies us throughout our whole future lives?

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • And, would you believe it? the frequent visits of this gentlemen have been interpreted basely to her disreputation. —

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Nor have I, at the writing of this, any other essential regrets than what are occasioned by the grief I have given to parents, who, till I knew you, were the most indulgent of parents; by the scandal given to the other branches of my family; by the disreputation brought upon my sex; and by the offence given to virtue in my fall.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Right after the inauguration of the president, my inauguration, I had a big meeting with the Afghan people, in which I told the Afghan people of the problems that we had in Afghanistan with regard to poppies, and the effect it was causing to our country in terms of crime and support to terrorism, and the disreputation of Afghanistan.

    CNN Transcript May 22, 2005

  • Hence ensues grief and disreputation to the innocent captain, loss and disappointment to the worthy merchant, and not seldom great prejudice to the trade of a nation whose manufactures are thus liable to lie unsold in a foreign warehouse the market being forestalled by some rival whose sailors are under a better discipline.

    The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon

  • With them there had been no period of Newmarket Davis, and disreputation.

    John Caldigate

  • SIR JOHN: Shame, disappointment and disreputation light upon you all.

    The Beau Defeated: or, The Lucky Younger Brother

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