Example sentences for: disreputable

How can you use “disreputable” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The book is after all subtitled "The secret history of the American meritocracy," which arouses the suspicion that there is something disreputable that has been kept secret and will now be revealed.

  • If Isikoff was such a disreputable sleazemonger, why would Toobin want to write a book with him?

  • The piece bore the title The Lady's Not for Spurning, with the reasonably obvious meaning The subject of this painting is not to be spurned as a disreputable whore (but enjoyed as a sensitive portrayal).

  • The Serbo-Croatians, for instance, picked up the English word nylon , but took it to mean a kind of shabby and disreputable variation, so that a nylon hotel is a `brothel' while a nylon beach is where nudists frolic.

  • For those words of doubtful origin (like dive `disreputable bar,' jingo, rag `taunt,' toy , etc.), Ayto presents the current wisdom, where available, and lets the user decide for himself from among the theories proffered.


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