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reputable

[rep-yuh-tuh-buh l] /ˈrɛp yə tə bəl/
adjective
1.
held in good repute; honorable; respectable; estimable:
a reputable organization.
2.
considered to be good or acceptable usage; standard:
reputable speech.
Origin of reputable
1605-1615
First recorded in 1605-15; repute + -able
Related forms
reputability, reputableness, noun
reputably, adverb
nonreputable, adjective
nonreputably, adverb
subreputable, adjective
subreputably, adverb
unreputable, adjective
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  • It stood at the corner of a reputable square, and was like any ordinary house on the outside.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • I was indeed long since qualified as a Rabbi, and only waited for some reputable post.

  • He had failed as a reputable privateer, and his first attempt at piracy had failed.

  • But, Alfred, there are no reputable men in the whisky business.

    Watch Yourself Go By Al. G. Field
  • Any reputable physician or any intellectual minister will advise that.

    The Mother and Her Child William S. Sadler
British Dictionary definitions for reputable

reputable

/ˈrɛpjʊtəbəl/
adjective
1.
having a good reputation; honoured, trustworthy, or respectable
2.
(of words) acceptable as good usage; standard
Derived Forms
reputability, noun
reputably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for reputable
adj.

1610s, from repute + -able. Meaning "having a good reputation" is from 1670s. Related: Reputably.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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