disreputable

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[ US /dɪsˈɹɛpjətəbəɫ/ ]
[ UK /dˌɪsɹˈɛpjuːtəbə‍l/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. lacking respectability in character or behavior or appearance
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How To Use disreputable In A Sentence

  • This contact of his had passed on to him a list of slightly disreputable jewelers and watchmakers in the area, on which I was rather impressed and a bit taken aback to find my appearance.
  • The problem is severest for women, who in Colombia are held in contempt or deemed disreputable for working at all.
  • Morally disreputable characters like Rocambole and Fantômas became the stars of ever-extending series of 19th-century romans feuilletons, plotting a course subsequently followed by the likes of Fu Manchu and Count Dracula.
  • Two MMC students and a cinema professor go slumming as they lend character and voice to an expressionist painting set in a conspicuously disreputable French cabaret.
  • The other is a lurid science fiction tale, made up by the woman's demon lover during assignations in rundown, disreputable places.
  • He had been a leather merchant and a tanner, and had been involved in some disreputable affair.
  • The council and the police are trying to get rid of disreputable doormen, and this needs to be done.
  • Theaters were in the disreputable part of town, with pimps and gallows and bear-baiting," she said. Eats and Tweets in the Seats
  • Next came the brief period of their artistic glory; then the syncretism of the Renaissance, when these winged messengers were amalgamated with pagan _amoretti_ and began to flutter in foolish baroque fashion about the Queen of Heaven, after the pattern of the disreputable little genii attendant upon a Venus of a bad school. Old Calabria
  • I wish to make it clear that I do not for one moment suggest that any member of the board is or has been guilty of any dishonesty or disreputable comment.
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