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n.1.Loss or want of reputation or good name; dishonor; disrepute; disesteem.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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To be governed (as we call it) by one is not safe; for it shows softness, and gives a freedom, to scandal and disreputation; for those, that would not censure or speak ill of a man immediately, will talk more boldly of those that are so great with them, and thereby wound their honor.
I call it mutually-assured disreputation. In coming days this will compound the difficulties faced by the South Asian diaspora.
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.1 The incidence of instrumental vaginal delivery ranges between 10% and 20% of all deliveries.2 Foetal indication commonly encountered is malposition of the foetal head with relative dystocia3 and foetal distress.