- estimation in the view of others; reputation: persons of good repute.
- favorable reputation; good name; public respect.
- to consider or believe (a person or thing) to be as specified; regard (usually used in the passive): He was reputed to be a millionaire.
Origin of repute
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Antonyms for repute
Related Words for reputerenown, presume, truthfulness, modesty, honesty, morals, purity, goodness, fairness, respect, probity, character, chastity, rectitude, status, righteousness, courage, virtue, decency, innocence
Examples from the Web for repute
Contemporary Examples of repute
Erik Rush, a semiliterate “pundit” of no repute, tweeted that Saudis should be aggressively profiled at American airports.Boston Marathon Bombing Media Errors Pile Up, as Does the Outrage
April 18, 2013
Name Synonyms; reputation, title, appellation, denomination, repute.Rogue L.A. Cop’s Facebook Manifesto: ‘You Will Now Live the Life of Prey’
The Daily Beast
February 8, 2013
Historical Examples of repute
With a few of his own kind he had the repute of one who said very good things.Weighed and Wanting
Saunders was a bachelor of fifty and a misogynist by repute.Quaint Courtships
Tawell was executed, and the notoriety of the case brought the telegraph into repute.Heroes of the Telegraph
Also figuratively: bld wde sprang (his repute spread afar), 18.Beowulf
Peradventure they be gentlemen of repute, and might hit back.American Notes
- (tr; usually passive) to consider (a person or thing) to be as specifiedhe is reputed to be intelligent
- public estimation; reputationa writer of little repute
Word Origin for repute
Word Origin and History for repute
1550s, from repute (v.).