Disrepute is when a person or a group has a really bad reputation. A mean prank played by just a few football players, for example, might bring the entire team into disrepute.

If you damage your reputation or dishonor your family in some way, you've fallen into disrepute. The noun is especially useful for describing the loss of esteem for a group, team, or organization: "The scandal sent the entire sport of kickboxing into disrepute." It stems from repute, the general opinion or reputation of something, which comes directly from the Latin word repute.

Definitions of disrepute

n the state of being held in low esteem

“because of the scandal the school has fallen into disrepute
reputation, repute
the state of being held in high esteem and honor
evil fame or public reputation
ill fame, notoriety
the state of being known for some unfavorable act or quality
Type of:
dishonor, dishonour
a state of shame or disgrace

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