disreputable

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Lacking respectability, as in character, behavior, or appearance.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not reputable; having a bad reputation: as, a disreputable person.
  • Bringing into ill repute; discreditable; dishonorable: as, a disreputable act.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not reputable; of bad repute; not in esteem; dishonorable; disgracing the reputation; tending to bring into disesteem.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective not respectable, lacking repute; discreditable

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

  • adjective lacking respectability in character or behavior or appearance

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Examples

  • 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.

    Slugger O'Toole

  • 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.

    Slugger O'Toole

  • 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.

    Our Paradoxical Attitudes Toward Privacy - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

  • 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.

    Our Paradoxical Attitudes Toward Privacy - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

  • We learn also that he smokes opium and hangs out in disreputable neighborhoods where he presumably takes drugs and employs the services of prostitutes.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • How shabby and disreputable is this party which aspires to wrap itself in the British Flag.

    Labour's Falkland's Shame

  • How shabby and disreputable is this party which aspires to wrap itself in the British Flag.

    Archive 2007-08-05

  • We learn also that he smokes opium and hangs out in disreputable neighborhoods where he presumably takes drugs and employs the services of prostitutes.

    Book Review: The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • The earl, my father, chose to take umbrage at what he called my disreputable -- "

    Self-Raised

  • 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.

    A Good Lie

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