- in good repute; having a good reputation; well-thought-of; respectable
- regarded as proper usage; standard: a reputable word
Officer Winfield's reputable reputation as an upstanding police officer has earned him many accolades.
A well-respected brand with a good reputation is an example of a brand that would be described as reputable.
(comparative more reputable, superlative most reputable)
repute +"Ž -able
- Forfar seems to have played a less reputable part in the persecution of witches.
- Qat had eleven brothers, not much more reputable than the Osbaldistones in Rob Roy.
- The latter does not keep well, and the best way of using ergot is to dissolve tablets obtained from a reputable maker, and containing some of the active principles, in pure water, the solution being injected subcutaneously.
- This attitude of indifference to real knowledge passed in the younger and less reputable generation into a corroding moral scepticism which recognized no good but pleasure and no right but might.
- The legend of an indecent consecration at the Nag's Head tavern in Fleet Street seems first to have been printed by the Jesuit, Christopher Holywood, in 1604; and it has long been abandoned by reputable controversialists.