[ rep-yuh-tey-shuhn ]
/ ˌrɛp yəˈteɪ ʃən /
the estimation in which a person or thing is held, especially by the community or the public generally; repute: a man of good reputation.
favorable repute; good name: to ruin one's reputation by misconduct.
a favorable and publicly recognized name or standing for merit, achievement, reliability, etc.: to build up a reputation.
the estimation or name of being, having, having done, etc., something specified: He has the reputation of being a shrewd businessman.
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Origin of reputation
SYNONYMS FOR reputation
synonym study for reputation
1. Reputation, character are often confused. Reputation, however, is the word which refers to the position one occupies or the standing that one has in the opinion of others, in respect to attainments, integrity, and the like: a fine reputation; a reputation for honesty. Character is the combination of moral and other traits which make one the kind of person one actually is (as contrasted with what others think of one): Honesty is an outstanding trait of his character. 3. See credit.
OTHER WORDS FROM reputationrep·u·ta·tion·al, adjectiveself-rep·u·ta·tion, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for reputation
For now, the jeopardy to Cohen and SAC seems to be reputational rather than legal.The Insider-Trading Cloud Hanging Over SAC Capital’s Steven A. Cohen|Daniel Gross|November 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Reputational harm may be more of a motivator than the sanctions.Where Modern Slavery Thrives: State Department Unveils Trafficking Report|Ilan Greenberg|June 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The information deficit turns college into what economists call a “reputational good.”
British Dictionary definitions for reputation
/ (ˌrɛpjʊˈteɪʃən) /
the estimation in which a person or thing is generally held; opinion
a high opinion generally held about a person or thing; esteem
notoriety or fame, esp for some specified characteristic
have a reputation to be known or notorious, esp for promiscuity, excessive drinking, or the like
Derived forms of reputationreputationless, adjective
Word Origin for reputation
C14: from Latin reputātiō a reckoning, from reputāre to calculate, meditate; see repute
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