disreputable


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dis·rep·u·ta·ble

 (dĭs-rĕp′yə-tə-bəl)
adj.
Lacking respectability, as in character, behavior, or appearance.

dis·rep′u·ta·bil′i·ty, dis·rep′u·ta·ble·ness n.
dis·rep′u·ta·bly adv.

disreputable

(dɪsˈrɛpjʊtəbəl)
adj
1. having or causing a lack of repute
2. disordered in appearance
disˌreputaˈbility, disˈreputableness n
disˈreputably adv

dis•rep•u•ta•ble

(dɪsˈrɛp yə tə bəl)

adj.
1. having a bad reputation.
2. discreditable; dishonorable.
3. shabby or shoddy.
[1765–75]
dis•rep`u•ta•bil′i•ty, dis•rep′u•ta•ble•ness, n.
dis•rep′u•ta•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.disreputable - lacking respectability in character or behavior or appearance
dishonorable, dishonourable - lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor; "dishonorable in thought and deed"
unrespectable - unworthy of respect
reputable - having a good reputation; "a reputable business"; "a reputable scientist"; "a reputable wine"

disreputable

disreputable

adjective
Meriting or causing shame or dishonor:
Translations
بالٍ، مُمَزَّقسَيِّئ السُّمْعَه
ošuntělýpochybnýšpatné pověsti
berygtetlurvetrædselsfuld
rossz hírű
illa òokkaîuróásjálegur
adîadî kılıklıitibarsızkılıksızkötüye çıkmış

disreputable

[dɪsˈrepjʊtəbl] ADJ [person, place] → de mala fama; [clothing] → desaliñado

disreputable

[dɪsˈrɛpjʊtəbəl] adj
[person] → de mauvaise réputation, peu recommandable; [life] → peu honorable; [behaviour] → déshonorant(e)
[area] → mal famé(e), louche

disreputable

adj person, hotel, barverrufen; clothesschäbig; conductunehrenhaft; areaanrüchig, verrufen; disreputable womanleichtes Mädchen

disreputable

[dɪsˈrɛpjʊtəbl] adj (person) → poco raccomandabile; (clothing, behaviour) → indecente; (area) → malfamato/a, poco raccomandabile

disrepute

(disrəˈpjuːt) noun
bad reputation. He has brought the family into disrepute.
disˈreputable (-ˈrepju-) adjective
1. not respectable, especially in appearance. a disreputable old coat.
2. of bad reputation. He's rather a disreputable character.
References in classic literature ?
The buccaneer on the wave might relinquish his calling and become at once if he chose, a man of probity and piety on land; nor, even in the full career of his reckless life, was he regarded as a personage with whom it was disreputable to traffic or casually associate.
As Queequeg and I are now fairly embarked in this business of whaling; and as this business of whaling has somehow come to be regarded among landsmen as a rather unpoetical and disreputable pursuit; therefore, I am all anxiety to convince ye, ye landsmen, of the injustice hereby done to us hunters of whales.
Old man Jones was great on missions and such things, and so whenever they were doing some particularly disreputable job, the men would wink at each other and say, "Now we're working for the church
The plug hats were battered, the swallow-tails were fluttering rags, mud added no grace, the general effect was unpleasant and even disreputable.
If you will throw--" Wilson had thought of the girl in Tom's bedroom, and was going to say, "If you will throw the surreptitious and disreputable part of your business my way, it may amount to something," but thought better of it and said,
Something especially reckless in his demeanour, not only gave him a disreputable look, but so diminished the strong resemblance he undoubtedly bore to the prisoner (which his momentary earnestness, when they were compared together, had strengthened), that many of the lookers-on, taking note of him now, said to one another they would hardly have thought the two were so alike.
For similar reasons I made no allusion to the skirmishing plates upon the floor; or to the disreputable appearance of the castors, which were all at sixes and sevens, and looked drunk; or to the further blockade of Traddles by wandering vegetable dishes and jugs.
Hereupon the radicals of Lyvern, a small and disreputable party, began to assert that there was no harm in the man, and that the parsons and Miss Wilson, who lived in a fine house and did nothing but take in the daughters of rich swells as boarders, might employ their leisure better than in taking the bread out of a poor work man's mouth.
They are, in short, peasants, plain homely people, without any taint of disreputable blood, and, as the saying is, old rusty Christians, but so rich that by their wealth and free-handed way of life they are coming by degrees to be considered gentlefolk by birth, and even by position; though the wealth and nobility they thought most of was having me for their daughter; and as they have no other child to make their heir, and are affectionate parents, I was one of the most indulged daughters that ever parents indulged.
The doll was quite hideous and altogether disreputable and soiled, but Meriem thought it the most beautiful and adorable thing in the whole world, which is not so strange in view of the fact that it was the only object within that world upon which she might bestow her confidence and her love.
For no other purpose but to see Alan would he have entered a billiard-room; but he had desired to palliate the fact of his disobedience, and now it appeared that he frequented these disreputable haunts upon his own account.
Ulysses," said Minerva, "noble son of Laertes, think how you can lay hands on these disreputable people who have been lording it in your house these three years, courting your wife and making wedding presents to her, while she does nothing but lament your absence, giving hope and sending encouraging messages {123} to every one of them, but meaning the very opposite of all she says.