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disreputableness

Definitions

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  • noun The state or quality of being disreputable or disgraceful; disreputability.

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

  • noun dishonorableness by virtue of lacking respectability or a good reputation

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Examples

  • I fined him $50 and committed him to gaol 5 days for contempt of court in bringing my roolings and dississions into disreputableness and as a warning to unrooly persons not to contradict this court.

    THE AMERICAN WEST

  • It is not, perhaps, so very strange that in those days, in view of the disreputableness of those whose cause they espoused, and the apparently utter hopelessness of anything ever coming out of it, the supporters of Anti-Slaveryism should be suspected of being "out of their heads."

    The Abolitionists Together With Personal Memories Of The Struggle For Human Rights

  • His face was white and puffy, and about him there hung like a nimbus a sodden disreputableness.

    The Adventures of Sally

  • Comayagüela in all the disreputableness of fifteen days on the trail, across the little bridge of a few arches over a shallow river which to

    Tramping Through Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras — Being the Random Notes of an Incurable Vagabond

  • Firemen; also Chairman of the United Water-front Workmen, which last takes in everything doin 'business along the river except the wharf-rats and typhoid germs, and it's with the disreputableness of this party that I infected myself to the detriment of labour and the triumph of the law.

    Pardners

  • Is the daughter of a courtesy Baron who died -- of general disreputableness, I believe -- before his father --?

    Tono Bungay

  • Now her disreputableness contrasted strongly with his correct black coat and general air of civilized well-being.

    Gone to Earth

  • It would be necessary to clean him to make a close guess at his age; but he is under forty, and an upturned, red moustache, and the arrangement of his hair in a crest on his brow, proclaim the dandy in spite of his intense disreputableness.

    The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet

  • He evidently recognised them as a sort of scurvy spirits, good to be slighted, because of their disreputableness.

    The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  • But the man of men for villains, not necessarily criminals; but the ordinary, every-day, picturesque worthies of good, honest scoundrelism and disreputableness is Sir Robert Louis Stevenson.

    The Delicious Vice

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