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Disrepute meaning

disrepute - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. Loss or want of reputation; ill character; disesteem; discredit.
  2. 2. To bring into disreputation; to hold in dishonor.
  3. 3. Want of reputation; discredit.

disrepute - examples of usage

  1. Nothing would tend so powerfully to bring the general principles of political economy into disrepute, and to prevent their spreading, as their being supported upon any occasion by reasoning, which constant and unequivocal experience should afterwards prove to be fallacious. - "Observations on the Effects of the Corn Laws, and of a Rise or Fall in the Price of Corn on the Agriculture and General Wealth of the Country", Thomas Malthus.
  2. It is certain that the enterprise of defining religion is at present in disrepute. - "The Approach to Philosophy", Ralph Barton Perry.
  3. These inclosures grew by degrees into disrepute; and the history of them obsolete. - "A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.)", Jacob Bryant.
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