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’
    • ‘It has brought the game, in footballing parlance, into disrepute.’
    • ‘He said the solicitors' code of conduct indicated that they should behave with dignity and not bring the profession into disrepute.’
    • ‘We don't know yet whether he is guilty, but he has brought double-barrelled names into disrepute.’
    • ‘So is it any wonder that our system of so-called justice, like our politics, is falling 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.’
    • ‘This must of necessity bring her office and the judiciary into disrepute.’
    • ‘A councillor has been found guilty of bringing Bolton Council into disrepute by making a racist remark.’
    • ‘This indicates a desire to preserve the old mechanisms of the international order, even as these have been cast into disrepute.’
    • ‘Now its politicians are being brought into disrepute by incompetence, arrogance and ambition.’
    • ‘It will surely cause violence and bring our province into disrepute at a national and international level.’
    • ‘Livingstone still faces a charge of bringing his office into disrepute.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Without public support, the new laws will quickly fall 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I think that's all part of player and supporter interaction and acceptable as long as the game is not brought into disrepute.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘When a system is brought into disrepute, doubt is cast on all.’
    • ‘This type of attack brings politics into disrepute and goes some way to accounting for the lack of interest in local elections.’
    disgrace, shame, dishonour, infamy, notoriety, ignominy, stigma, scandal, bad reputation, lack of respectability
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