Disreputable

  • 1Disreputable — 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

  • 2disreputable — 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

  • 3disreputable — 1710 (implied in disreputableness); see DIS (Cf. dis ) + REPUTABLE (Cf. reputable). Related: Disreputably …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4disreputable — [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

  • 5disreputable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not respectable in appearance or character …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6disreputable — [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

  • 7disreputable — [[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

  • 8disreputable — 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

  • 9disreputable — adj. VERBS ▪ be, look, seem ADVERB ▪ thoroughly, very ▪ rather, slightly, vaguely …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10disreputable — dis|rep|u|ta|ble [dısˈrepjutəbəl] adj considered to be dishonest, bad, illegal etc ≠ ↑reputable ▪ disreputable behavior ▪ a disreputable neighbourhood …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11disreputable — 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

  • 12disreputable — dis|rep|u|ta|ble [ dıs repjətəbl ] adjective not respected, and considered dishonest or illegal: The house was in a disreputable neighborhood …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13disreputable — adjective a disreputable person or organization is not respected because they are thought to be involved in dishonest or illegal activities disreputably adverb disreputableness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14disreputable — adj base, low, unsavory, unworthy, abject, ignominious, low down; vile, iniquitous, wicked, bad; heinous, shocking, outrageous, scandalous; discreditable, disgraceful, shameful, opprobrious, unbecoming; despicable, sneaking, slippery,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 15disreputable — UK [dɪsˈrepjʊtəb(ə)l] / US [dɪsˈrepjətəb(ə)l] adjective not respected, and considered dishonest or illegal The house was in a disreputable neighbourhood …

    English dictionary

  • 16disreputable — adjective Date: circa 1726 not reputable • disreputability noun • disreputableness noun • disreputably adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17disreputable — adjective not respectable, lacking repute; discreditable …

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  • 18disreputable — Synonyms and related words: abject, bad, base, bedraggled, beggarly, cheap, contemptible, contemptuous, decrepit, derogatory, despicable, dilapidated, dingy, dirty, discreditable, disgraceful, dishonorable, disordered, down at heel, dubious,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19disreputable — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [In ill repute] Syn. low, objectionable, discreditable, unsavory; see dishonest 2 , offensive 2 , shameful 1 , 2 . 2. [Suggestive of ill repute] Syn. seedy, shabby, down at heel; see dirty 1 , shabby 1 . II (Roget s 3… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20disreputable — dis·rep·u·ta·ble || dɪs repjÊŠtÉ™bl adj. discreditable, lacking honor; having a bad reputation …

    English contemporary dictionary