- reported or supposed to be such: the reputed author of a book.
Origin of reputed
- estimation in the view of others; reputation: persons of good repute.
- favorable reputation; good name; public respect.
- to consider or believe (a person or thing) to be as specified; regard (usually used in the passive): He was reputed to be a millionaire.
Origin of repute
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Examples from the Web for reputed
As for the notion of a vast right-wing conspiracy, Farah and other reputed members say that it never existed.These Clinton Haters Can’t Quit the Crazy
May 22, 2014
This time its “big short” was against the American taxpayer, and the gain was a reputed $2.6 billion.How Washington Gifts the 1 Percent
April 2, 2013
Before his marriage, he was reputed to have fathered a child by a Filipino woman during his service in that country.David's Bookclub: Until the Last Trumpet Sounds
December 24, 2012
It is reputed to be haunted, and many Collinsport locals look upon the house and its denizens with a mix of suspicion and fear.‘Dark Shadows’ for Dummies or a Glossary of Key Names and Places
May 11, 2012
Harrenhal: An enormous black-stoned castle that is reputed to be haunted and its owners cursed.‘Game of Thrones’ Season 2 for Dummies
March 28, 2012
These trees are reputed to have flourished for much more than a thousand years.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
The position of the reputed slave in England was undefined and doubtful.Self-Help
Our Yankee trade is reputed to be very much on the extreme of this prudence.Essays, First Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The woman, however, was not implicated, and her reputed lover escaped.One Of Them
Charles James Lever
This gentleman was, as she told me, the nephew of Mr. Curtis, and his reputed heir.Sir Jasper Carew
Charles James Lever
- (prenominal) generally reckoned or considered; supposed or allegedhe is the reputed writer of a number of romantic poems
- (tr; usually passive) to consider (a person or thing) to be as specifiedhe is reputed to be intelligent
- public estimation; reputationa writer of little repute
Word Origin and History for reputed
1540s, "held in repute," past participle adjective from repute (v.). Meaning "supposed to be" is from 1570s. Related: Reputedly.
1550s, from repute (v.).