- the estimation in which a person or thing is held, especially by the community or the public generally; repute: a man of good reputation.
- favorable repute; good name: to ruin one's reputation by misconduct.
- a favorable and publicly recognized name or standing for merit, achievement, reliability, etc.: to build up a reputation.
- the estimation or name of being, having, having done, etc., something specified: He has the reputation of being a shrewd businessman.
Origin of reputation
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1. regard, name. 2. fame, distinction, renown, esteem, honor, recognition.
1. Reputation, character are often confused. Reputation, however, is the word which refers to the position one occupies or the standing that one has in the opinion of others, in respect to attainments, integrity, and the like: a fine reputation; a reputation for honesty. Character is the combination of moral and other traits which make one the kind of person one actually is (as contrasted with what others think of one): Honesty is an outstanding trait of his character. 3. See credit.
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Examples from the Web for reputational
For now, the jeopardy to Cohen and SAC seems to be reputational rather than legal.The Insider-Trading Cloud Hanging Over SAC Capital’s Steven A. Cohen
November 27, 2012
Reputational harm may be more of a motivator than the sanctions.Where Modern Slavery Thrives: State Department Unveils Trafficking Report
June 19, 2012
The information deficit turns college into what economists call a “reputational good.”The Insane Cost of Higher Education
May 15, 2012
- the estimation in which a person or thing is generally held; opinion
- a high opinion generally held about a person or thing; esteem
- notoriety or fame, esp for some specified characteristic
- have a reputation to be known or notorious, esp for promiscuity, excessive drinking, or the like
C14: from Latin reputātiō a reckoning, from reputāre to calculate, meditate; see repute
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Word Origin and History for reputational
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