Definition of disrepute in US English:



  • The state of being held in low esteem by the public.

    ‘one of the top clubs in the country is close to bringing the game into disrepute’
    • ‘When a system is brought into disrepute, doubt is cast on all.’
    • ‘A councillor has been found guilty of bringing Bolton Council into disrepute by making a racist remark.’
    • ‘Now its politicians are being brought into disrepute by incompetence, arrogance and ambition.’
    • ‘Without public support, the new laws will quickly fall into disrepute.’
    • ‘I think that's all part of player and supporter interaction and acceptable as long as the game is not brought into disrepute.’
    • ‘So is it any wonder that our system of so-called justice, like our politics, is falling into disrepute?’
    • ‘Incentives have a role, but when it is possible for even a few individuals to avoid any obligation to the state, they fall into disrepute.’
    • ‘This type of attack brings politics into disrepute and goes some way to accounting for the lack of interest in local elections.’
    • ‘The myth that the good partisans founded a new, decent Italy all on their own, has been in disrepute for a long time now.’
    • ‘Having been told that she was a scarlet woman who had brought the name of the House of Windsor into disrepute, Margaret decided to behave like one.’
    • ‘We don't know yet whether he is guilty, but he has brought double-barrelled names into disrepute.’
    • ‘It will surely cause violence and bring our province into disrepute at a national and international level.’
    • ‘This must of necessity bring her office and the judiciary into disrepute.’
    • ‘This indicates a desire to preserve the old mechanisms of the international order, even as these have been cast into disrepute.’
    • ‘Livingstone still faces a charge of bringing his office into disrepute.’
    • ‘Ministers used to be appointed to their parishes for life unless they committed a grave sin which brought their office into disrepute.’
    • ‘He said the solicitors' code of conduct indicated that they should behave with dignity and not bring the profession into disrepute.’
    • ‘It's widely despised and held in disrepute by a large segment of the Saudi population.’
    • ‘It has brought the game, in footballing parlance, into disrepute.’
    • ‘It just takes one incident like this to bring the whole force into disrepute, especially when police fine other drivers who do that.’
    disgrace, shame, dishonour, infamy, notoriety, ignominy, stigma, scandal, bad reputation, lack of respectability
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