- Loss or want of reputation; ill character.
- 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page vii:
- Herbarium material does not, indeed, allow one to extrapolate safely: what you see is what you get; what you get is classical alpha-taxonomy which is, very largely and for sound reasons, in disrepute today.
- 1815, Sir Walter Scott, Guy Mannering
- The belief in astrology was almost universal in the middle of the seventeenth century; it began to waver and become doubtful towards the close of that period, and in the beginning of the eighteenth the art fell into general disrepute, and even under general ridicule.
Often used in the construction be in disrepute, bring someone (or something) into disrepute or fall into disrepute.
- To bring into disrepute; to hold in dishonor.
bring into disrepute