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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section II. Personal Affections
5. Extrinsic Affections
 
874. Disrepute.
 
  
NOUN:DISREPUTE, discredit; ill-, bad- -repute, -name, -odor, -favor; disapprobation [See Disapprobation]; ingloriousness, derogation, abasement, debasement; abjectness &c. adj.; degradation, dedecoration [rare]; “a long farewell to all my greatness” [Henry VIII]; odium, obloquy, opprobrium, ignominy.
  dishonor, disgrace, shame, crying -, burning- shame; humiliation; scandal, baseness, vileness; turpitude (improbity) [See Improbity]; infamy.
  STIGMA, brand, reproach, imputation, slur, stain, blot, spot, blur; scandalum magnatum [L.], badge of infamy, blot in one’s escutcheon; bend sinister, bar sinister, champain, point champain [her.]; byword of reproach; object of scorn, hissing [archaic]; Ichabod.
  tarnish, taint, defilement, pollution.
  argumentum ad verecundiam [L.]; sense of shame [See Humility].
  
VERB:BE INGLORIOUS &c. adj.; incur disgrace &c. n.; have -, earn- a bad name; put -, wear- a halter round one’s neck; disgrace -, expose- oneself.
  play second fiddle; lose caste; “pale his uneffectual fire” [Hamlet]; recede into the shade; fall from one’s high estate; keep in the background (modesty) [See Modesty]; be conscious of disgrace (humility) [See Humility]; look -blue, - foolish, - like a fool; cut a -poor, - sorry- figure; laugh on the wrong side of the mouth [colloq.]; make a sorry face, go away with a flea in one’s ear [colloq.], slink away.
  CAUSE SHAME &c. n.; shame, disgrace, put to shame, dishonor; throw -, cast -, fling -, reflect- dishonor &c. n. upon; be a reproach to &c. n.; derogate from.
  tarnish, stain, blot, sully, taint; dis- credit; degrade, debase, defile; beggar; expel (punish) [See Punishment].
  STIGMATIZE, vilify, defame, slur, cast a slur upon, impute shame to, brand, post, hold up to shame, send to Coventry; tread -, trample- under foot; show up [colloq.], drag through the mire, heap dirt upon; reprehend [See Disapprobation].
  bring low, put down, snub; take down; take down a peg, - lower, - or two [colloq.].
  OBSCURE, eclipse, outshine, take the shine out of [colloq.]; throw -, cast- into the shade; overshadow; leave -, put- in the background; push into a corner, put one’s nose out of joint [colloq.]; put out, put out of countenance.
  DISCONCERT, upset, throw off one’s center, discompose; put to the blush (humble) [See Humility].
  
ADJECTIVE:DISGRACED &c. v.; blown upon; “shorn of its beams” [Milton], shorn of one’s glory; overcome, downtrodden; loaded with shame &c. n.; in bad repute &c. n.; out of -repute, - favor, - fashion, - countenance; at a discount; under -a cloud, - an eclipse; unable to show one’s face; in the -shade, - background; out at elbows, down in the world, down on one’s uppers [colloq.], down and out.
  inglorious, nameless, renownless, obscure, unknown to fame, unnoticed, unnoted, unhonored, unglorified.
  DISCREDITABLE, shameful, disgraceful, disreputable, despicable; questionable; unbecoming, unworthy, derogatory; degrading, humiliating, infra dignitatem [L.], dedecorous [rare]; scandalous, infamous, too bad, unmentionable, ribald, opprobrious; arrant, shocking, outrageous, notorious.
  ignominious, scrubby, dirty, abject, vile, beggarly, pitiful, low, mean, petty, shabby; base (dishonorable) [See Improbity].
  
ADVERB:to one’s shame be it spoken.
  
INTERJECTION:SHAME! fie! for shame! proh pudor! [L.]; O tempora! O mores! [L.]; ough! sic transit gloria mundi! [L.].
  
QUOTATION:Fama malum quo non velocius ullum.—Vergil

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