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 reput&amacron;ti&omacron;, reput&amacron;ti&omacron;n-, a reckoning, from reput&amacron;tus, past participle of reput&amacron;re, 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.