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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.
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Noun1.disreputability - dishonorableness by virtue of lacking respectability or a good reputationdisreputability - dishonorableness by virtue of lacking respectability or a good reputation
dishonorableness, dishonourableness - the quality of not deserving honor or respect
reputability, respectability - honorableness by virtue of being respectable and having a good reputation


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"A man who is irresponsible, inconsistent, an unethical opportunist and who exuded the highest degree of disreputability should not be on the Fletcher Board," it added.
Mauss observed that in American society, regarding Mormonism, there remains "a certain residue of the nineteenth-century aura of disreputability, with occasional remarks, whether snide or in jest, about polygamy, theocracy, or other perceived traits." (1) For the Saints in Wagon Master, dancing navigates a path for them to temporarily surmount this resistance felt by other Americans toward their belief system and practices.
But that grisly sense of purpose is nowhere to be found in "The Expendables 3," which, for clearly commercial reasons, has opted for a more audience-friendly PG-13 rating--a gutless decision that drains the action of its excitement, its visceral impact and its glorious disreputability.
Even though the 2001 crisis is mainly caused by the improper design of the plan by the IMF, which ignored both internal and external conditions, the blame of the crisis was laid on the government, leading to a high degree of disreputability from the government side and hence a new 1MF program was put into effect with the support of the media and the business world.
When the latter region appears in western media, it tends to do so as a shadowy region of crime, disreputability, authoritarian leadership, political corruption and incipient decay.
Yet television still carries an aura of disreputability in the academy, and I believe will continue to do so until television scholars take the initiative in linking their discipline to concerns that go beyond our field and connect with larger academic areas of concern.
Some of the parodies of 'Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay' suggested ways in which the song allowed male larrikins to flaunt their youthful disreputability in colonial streets.
And another element to him which perhaps should not go unmentioned is his raffishness, if you like, his air of disreputability." His funeral will be held at St Bride's Church in Fleet Street on Friday, April 24, which would have been his 85th birthday..