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[rep-yuh-tuh-buh l]
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  1. held in good repute; honorable; respectable; estimable: a reputable organization.
  2. considered to be good or acceptable usage; standard: reputable speech.
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Origin of reputable

First recorded in 1605–15; repute + -able
Related formsrep·u·ta·bil·i·ty, rep·u·ta·ble·ness, nounrep·u·ta·bly, adverbnon·rep·ut·a·ble, adjectivenon·rep·ut·a·bly, adverbsub·rep·u·ta·ble, adjectivesub·rep·u·ta·bly, adverbun·rep·u·ta·ble, adjective
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Related Words for reputability

propriety, honesty, decency, confidence, candor, veracity, virtue, probity, frankness, loyalty, honor, self-respect, responsibility, sincerity, fairness, faithfulness, integrity, rectitude, morality, trustworthiness

Examples from the Web for reputability

Historical Examples of reputability

  • They were at first envious of his reputability, and that pleased him while it lasted.

    Pirate Gold

    Frederic Jesup Stimson

  • You see now why I requested you to investigate our reputability?

    The Rose Garden Husband

    Margaret Widdemer

  • Employments fall into a hierarchical gradation of reputability.

  • Something, for instance, has already been said of its relation to the canons of reputability.

  • Conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a means of reputability to the gentleman of leisure.

British Dictionary definitions for reputability


  1. having a good reputation; honoured, trustworthy, or respectable
  2. (of words) acceptable as good usage; standard
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Derived Formsreputability, nounreputably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for reputability



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

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