The definition of disreputable is lacking respectability or shabby.
A hotel known for allowing criminal activity to go on in its rooms is an example of a disreputable hotel.
- not reputable; having or causing a bad reputation; discreditable
- not fit to be seen; dirty, shabby, etc.
Lacking respectability, as in character, behavior, or appearance.
- dis·rep′u·ta·bil′i·ty, dis·rep′u·ta·ble·ness
(comparative more disreputable, superlative most disreputable)
- A person who is not reputable.