held in good repute; honorable; respectable; estimable: a reputable organization.
considered to be good or acceptable usage; standard: reputable speech.
- rep·u·ta·bil·i·ty, rep·u·ta·ble·ness, noun
- rep·u·ta·bly, adverb
- non·rep·ut·a·ble, adjective
- non·rep·ut·a·bly, adverb
- sub·rep·u·ta·ble, adjective
- sub·rep·u·ta·bly, adverb
- un·rep·u·ta·ble, adjective
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How to use reputable in a sentence
We are aware that Dustin is not considered reputable by most.Dustin Diamond, best known as Screech from ‘Saved By the Bell,’ dies at 44 | Emily Yahr | February 1, 2021 | Washington Post
You can’t find one created by a reputable brand and most only last a short while.The best hair dryer: Get a salon-worthy blowout at home | Carsen Joenk | January 22, 2021 | Popular-Science
While that's not a huge price drop, it matches the biggest discount we've tracked from a reputable retailer, and we consider the Air itself to be the best iPad for those who can afford it.Today’s best tech deals: iPad Air, indoor security cameras, and more | Ars Staff | January 14, 2021 | Ars Technica
A number of reputable speaker makers offer high-quality items at low prices.Best computer speakers: Make music, video chats, and more a whole lot clearer | Jeremy Helligar | January 12, 2021 | Popular-Science
Over the past four years, she has made it her mission to flood her Facebook feed with reputable, accurate information and confront those she knows who post inaccurate information.Americans across the political spectrum fear what the Capitol attack portends | Annie Gowen, Jenna Johnson, Holly Bailey | January 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Like any service for hire, it is extremely important for the traffickers to provide a reputable service, criminal as it is.
Many of their stories, along with their names, were published in reputable news sources like People and Philadelphia Magazine.Hannibal Buress Says Bill Cosby Is a Rapist: A History of Sexual Assault Allegations | Amy Zimmerman | October 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
However, even reputable news sources and well meaning celebrities are guilty of implying that she should have known better.Why We're So Hard on Janay Rice and Celebrity Survivors of Abuse | Amy Zimmerman | September 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Finally, all reputable journals undergo peer-review of all submitted papers before final publication.
Luskin then quotes medical journals that, although certainly reputable, are not the typical sources for discussions of evolution.The Crazy Way Creationists Try To Explain Human Tails Without Evolution | Karl W. Giberson | June 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Mr. Mayne thought they should rouse the household at the first reputable looking dwelling they found.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
The bail, a reputable tradesman, with astonishment declared that he never was in a gaol in his life.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
And secondly, if he should buy it, I hope I can persuade him to sell it to some first class, reputable rancher.David Lannarck, Midget | George S. Harney
The words which a person may use are generally described as reputable, national, and present.English: Composition and Literature | W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
Words must be reputable; that is, sanctioned by the authority of the creators of English literature.English: Composition and Literature | W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
British Dictionary definitions for reputable
having a good reputation; honoured, trustworthy, or respectable
(of words) acceptable as good usage; standard
- reputability, noun
- reputably, adverb
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