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n.1.Loss or want of reputation or good name; dishonor; disrepute; disesteem.
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The art of instrumental delivery (use of forceps and vacuum), though existing for centuries, has earned a disreputation due to the possibility of poor maternal and foetal outcome.
And besides resolved to circle in his [the Spaniard's] wealth and freedome, with a joynt fore-running fleet in the South sea; to the end, that if the fortune of conquest prospered with them, yet he should infallibly pay the charge of both Navies, with infinite losses and disreputation to the Spaniard.
TBC fell into disreputation in the early 1990s when it was discovered that much of the falling profitability of Japanese companies could be explained by reckless time-based competition leading to proliferation of product variety.