- 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.
reputation definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle English reputacioun ; from Classical Latin reputatio ; from reputatus, past participle of reputare: see repute
- reputational adjective
reputation definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The general estimation in which a person is held by the public.
- The state or situation of being held in high esteem.
- A specific characteristic or trait ascribed to a person or thing: a reputation for courtesy.
Origin: Middle English reputacioun, from Latin reputātiō, reputātiōn-, a reckoning, from reputātus, past participle of reputāre, to reckon, think over; see repute.