Reputation meaning

rĕpyə-tāshən
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.

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Such estimation when favorable; good repute; good name.

To lose one's reputation.

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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.

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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.

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The general character of being thought of as specified; name.

To have the reputation of being a cheat.

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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.
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Fame; distinction.
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What somebody is known for.
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The state or situation of being held in high esteem.

Feared damage to his reputation.

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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