An example of reputation is the general belief that someone is a nice, honest and hard working person.
To lose one's reputation.
A sales clerk who has a reputation for courtesy; a columnist with the reputation of being acerbic.
A senator with a tarnished reputation; a restaurant with a good reputation.
To have the reputation of being a cheat.
Feared damage to his reputation.
Origin of reputation
- Middle English reputacioun from Latin reputātiō reputātiōn- a reckoning from reputātus past participle of reputāre to reckon, think over repute
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition