Definition of disrepute in US English:

disrepute

noun

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

disrepute

/ˌdisrəˈpyo͞ot//ˌdɪsrəˈpjut/