reputable

[rep-yuh-tuh-buh l]

adjective

held in good repute; honorable; respectable; estimable: a reputable organization.
considered to be good or acceptable usage; standard: reputable speech.

Nearby words

  1. repulsive,
  2. repulsively,
  3. repurchase,
  4. repurchase agreement,
  5. repurpose,
  6. reputation,
  7. repute,
  8. reputed,
  9. reputedly,
  10. req.

Origin of reputable

First recorded in 1605–15; repute + -able

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British Dictionary definitions for reputable

reputable

adjective

having a good reputation; honoured, trustworthy, or respectable
(of words) acceptable as good usage; standard
Derived Formsreputability, nounreputably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for reputable

reputable

adj.

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

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