disreputable


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Related to disreputable: inconspicuous, unfathomable

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 ?
To hang about a stable, and collect a gang of the most disreputable dogs to be found in the town, and lead them out to march round the slums to fight other disreputable dogs, is Montmorency's idea of "life;" and so, as I before observed, he gave to the suggestion of inns, and pubs.
cried the bear; 'it is a wretched palace, and you are not King's children, you are disreputable children
It is indeed disreputable for those who are equal, or nearly so, to the enemy, to endeavour to take refuge within their walls--but since it very often happens, that those who make the attack are too powerful for the bravery and courage of those few who oppose them to resist, if you would not suffer the calamities of war and the insolence of the enemy, it must be thought the part of a good soldier to seek for safety under the shelter and protection of walls more especially since so many missile weapons and machines have been most ingeniously invented to besiege cities with.
I shall be fortunate if gossip does not make me the most disreputable person in the whole affair.
He was the familiar friend of everyone with whom he took a glass of champagne, and he took a glass of champagne with everyone, and when in consequence he met any of his disreputable chums, as he used in joke to call many of his friends, in the presence of his subordinates, he well knew how, with his characteristic tact, to diminish the disagreeable impression made on them.
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.
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.
The physician with his theory, rather obtained from than corrected by experiments on the human constitution; the pious, self- denying, laborious, and ill-paid missionary; the half-educated, litigious, envious, and disreputable lawyer, with his counterpoise, a brother of the profession, of better origin and of better character; the shiftless, bargaining, discontented seller of his “betterments;” the plausible carpenter, and most of the others, are more familiar to all who have ever dwelt in a new country.
Nevertheless, I put my light out early, and sat a long time peeping through my blind; but only an inevitable Tom, with back hunched up and tail erect, broke the moonlit profile of the back-garden wall; and once more that disreputable music (which none the less had saved my life) was the only near sound all night.
He should not forget, they said, that his father and mother were gentlefolk, and painting wasn't a serious profession; it was Bohemian, disreputable, immoral.
Monty may have been disreputable enough, I've no doubt he was; but his going away and staying there all these years was a piece of noble unselfishness.
The landlady therefore would by no means have admitted any conversation of a disreputable kind to pass under her roof.