Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
References in periodicals archive ?
In determining the constituents of filmic disreputability, some of the more obvious and demonstrable conditions include: 1) technical incompetence; 2) wooden acting; 3) poor scripting or plotting; 4) low production values; 5) lack of aesthetic value or a preoccupation with the sensational; 6) base subject matter; 7) an association with a lowbrow audience; 8) the implicit or explicit championing of ultra-conservative politics.
A second problem is that the strength of the rhetoric of respectability, and the need by most men to behave appropriately in many public contexts, makes middle-class disreputability a challenging area to explore, if only because of the unwillingness of writers to record such behaviour where it existed.
as a victim of urban evils" and were consigned to "distinct categories of vulnerability and disreputability .