- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)Want of good reputationNouns1. disrepute, disreputableness, discredit, ill repute, bad name, bad odor, ill favor; disapprobation; ingloriousness, derogation, debasement; degradation, obloquy, ignominy; dishonor, disgrace, disrespect; detriment, shame, humiliation; notoriety, scandal, baseness, vileness, infamy, opprobrium. See humility.2. (shame) tarnish, taint, defilement, stigma, stain, blemish, blot, spot, brand, reproach, imputation, slur; badge of infamy, blot on one's escutcheon, egg on one's face; bend or bar sinister. Slang, black eye, dirty shame.3. disreputable person, scoundrel, reprobate, miscreant, scapegrace, degenerate; stigmatized house. Slang, lowlife. See evildoer, badness, improbity, impurity.Verbs1. be in disrepute, be discredited, incur disgrace, lose face, fall from grace, have a bad name, have one's name be mud; disgrace oneself, soil or dirty one's hands, stoop, foul one's own nest, look foolish, cut a sorry figure, slink away; draw fire. Slang, be in the doghouse, rally.2. shame, disgrace, put to shame, dishonor, defame, reflect dishonor upon; be a reproach to, derogate from; stigmatize, blemish, tarnish, stain, blot, sully, taint; discredit, degrade, debase, defile; impute shame to, brand, post, vilify, defame, slur, give a bad name; not be caught dead.Adjectives1. disreputable, shameful, disgraceful, discreditable, despicable, heinous, questionable; unbecoming, unworthy; derogatory, degrading, humiliating, ignoble, infra dignitatem, undecorous; scandalous, infamous, too bad, deplorable, unmentionable; arrant, shocking, outrageous, notorious; ignominious, scrubby, dirty, abject, vile, beggarly, pitiful, low, mean, knavish, shabby, base, dishonorable (see improbity).Slang, scuzzy.2. in disrepute, at a discount, under a cloud, out of favor, down in the world, down at heel; stigmatized, discredited, disgraced; inglorious, nameless, unhonored, unglorified.Phrases — throw enough dirt and some will stick; no smoke without fire; he that has an ill name is half hanged.Quotations — I'm the girl who lost her reputation and never missed it (Mae West), You can't shame or humiliate modern celebrities. What used to be called shame and humiliation is now called publicity (P. J. O'Rourke), At ev'ry word a reputation dies (AlexanderPope), O! I have lost my reputation. I have lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial (Shakespeare), He was a fiddler, and consequently a rogue (Jonathan Swift).Antonyms, see repute.II(Roget's IV) n.Syn. dishonor, disfavor, infamy; see disgrace 1 .III(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun Loss of or damage to one's reputation: bad name, bad odor, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, humiliation, ignominy, ill repute, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, shame. See RESPECT.
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