One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The state of being held in low esteem by the public; disrepute.‘women of ill repute’
disgust, abhorrence, repugnance, revulsion, repulsion, loathing, detestation, hatred, hate, execration, obloquy, dislike, disapproval, disapprobation, distaste, disfavour, aversion, antipathy, animosity, animus, enmity, hostility, contempt, censure, condemnationView synonyms
- ‘The recent activities of the extremists and the failure of the political parties to unite against these threats have earned the country ill repute.’
- ‘Down one alleyway, you can see the old crib district, where women of ill repute plied their trade.’
- ‘You bring ill repute to the game.’
- ‘How did the park fall into ill repute in such a short time?’
- ‘The murder of a young man of ill repute shocked the citizens out of their lethargic slumber.’
- ‘Rhee surrounded himself with advisors of ill repute.’
- ‘In 1967 he hung out in a local park with friends and persons of ill repute.’
- ‘If the London newspapers can not identify her, then she is, no doubt, from some lowly family of ill repute.’
- ‘He has dragged chess into ill repute.’
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