reputation[rep′yo̵̅o̅ tā′s̸hən, -yə-]
Reputation is the way you are viewed by people and by your community and the way these people think of you.
An example of reputation is the general belief that someone is a nice, honest and hard working person.
- estimation in which a person or thing is commonly held, whether favorable or not; character in the view of the public, the community, etc.; repute
- such estimation when favorable; good repute; good name: to lose one's reputation
- fame; distinction
- the general character of being thought of as specified; name: to have the reputation of being a cheat
Origin of reputationMiddle English reputacioun ; from Classical Latin reputatio ; from reputatus, past participle of reputare: see repute
- The general opinion or judgment of the public about a person or thing: a senator with a tarnished reputation; a restaurant with a good reputation.
- The state or situation of being held in high esteem: feared damage to his reputation.
- A widespread ascription of a characteristic or trait to a person or thing: a sales clerk who has a reputation for courtesy; a columnist with the reputation of being acerbic.
Origin of reputationMiddle English reputacioun, from Latin reputātiō, reputātiōn-, a reckoning, from reputātus, past participle of reputāre, to reckon, think over; see repute.
- What somebody is known for.
- Adjectives often applied to "reputation": good, great, excellent, bad, stellar, tarnished, evil, damaged, dubious, spotless, terrible, ruined, horrible, lost, literary, corporate, global, personal, academic, scientific, posthumous, moral, artistic.