Reputation Definition

rĕpyə-tāshən
noun
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.
Webster's New World
The state or situation of being held in high esteem.
Feared damage to his reputation.
American Heritage
Such estimation when favorable; good repute; good name.
To lose one's reputation.
Webster's New World
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.
American Heritage
Fame; distinction.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Reputation

Noun

Singular:
reputation
Plural:
reputations

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

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