dis|rep|u|ta|ble [dısˈrepjutəbəl] adj
considered to be dishonest, bad, illegal etc
≠ ↑reputable
disreputable behavior
a disreputable neighbourhood

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Disreputable — Dis*rep u*ta*ble, a. Not reputable; of bad repute; not in esteem; dishonorable; disgracing the reputation; tending to bring into disesteem; as, it is disreputable to associate familiarly with the mean, the lewd, and the profane. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disreputable — I adjective abominable, arrant, bad, base, beastly, being in ill repute, characterless, cheap, coarse, conscienceless, contemptible, corrupt, crass, degraded, demoralizing, deplorable, despicable, despised, detestable, devious, discreditable,… …   Law dictionary

  • disreputable — 1710 (implied in disreputableness); see DIS (Cf. dis ) + REPUTABLE (Cf. reputable). Related: Disreputably …   Etymology dictionary

  • disreputable — [adj] dishonorable, lowly abject, bad, base, beggarly, cheap, contemptible, derogatory, despicable, discreditable, disgraceful, disorderly, dissolute, ignominious, in bad, infamous, inglorious, in low esteem, in the doghouse*, lewd, libidinous,… …   New thesaurus

  • disreputable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not respectable in appearance or character …   English terms dictionary

  • disreputable — [dis rep′yo͞o tə bəl] adj. 1. not reputable; having or causing a bad reputation; discreditable 2. not fit to be seen; dirty, shabby, etc. disreputably adv …   English World dictionary

  • disreputable — [[t]dɪ̱sre̱pjʊtəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you say that someone or something is disreputable, you are critical of them because they are not respectable or cannot be trusted. He was found to have been enjoying the company of… …   English dictionary

  • disreputable — disreputability, disreputableness, n. disreputably, adv. /dis rep yeuh teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. not reputable; having a bad reputation: a disreputable barroom. 2. discreditable; dishonorable. 3. shabby or shoddy; of poor quality or condition:… …   Universalium

  • disreputable — adj. VERBS ▪ be, look, seem ADVERB ▪ thoroughly, very ▪ rather, slightly, vaguely …   Collocations dictionary

  • disreputable — adjective 1) he fell into disreputable company Syn: of bad reputation, infamous, notorious, louche; dishonorable, dishonest, untrustworthy, unwholesome, villainous, corrupt, immoral; unsavory, slippery, seedy, sleazy; informal crooked, shady …   Thesaurus of popular words

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