- held in good repute; honorable; respectable; estimable: a reputable organization.
- considered to be good or acceptable usage; standard: reputable speech.
Origin of reputable
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Examples from the Web for reputably
She being now reputably impresarioed, the Sempachs have shown her some civility.The King's Mirror
If die it must, let it die fairly, peacefully, and reputably.
Three bishops were enough for us; things went on decently and reputably.Egmont
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
His own father was supposed to smoke but once a week, on Sunday, and then a cigar such as even a male Bunker might reputably burn.Bunker Bean
Harry Leon Wilson
A little outburst of frenzy to a reputably handsome woman could be treated as the froth of a passing wave.Diana of the Crossways, Complete
- having a good reputation; honoured, trustworthy, or respectable
- (of words) acceptable as good usage; standard
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Word Origin and History for reputably
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