according to reputation or popular belief: a reputedly honest man.

Origin of reputedly

First recorded in 1680–90; reputed + -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for reputedly

ostensibly, professedly, clearly, obviously, surely

Examples from the Web for reputedly

Contemporary Examples of reputedly

Historical Examples of reputedly

  • Beyond all this, I command myriads of spirits, invisible, and reputedly omnipotent.


    William Godwin

  • The bush (reputedly the abode of ghosts) was, save at one point, impenetrable.

  • Hence, nearly all the saviors were reputedly born of virgins.

  • Then he took him by an indirect route to what was, reputedly, a tavern of consequence.

    No Defense, Complete

    Gilbert Parker

  • Forthwith he gave information of it to the authorities; reputedly in order to prevent his son from getting into mischief.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 3

    Willis Fletcher Johnson

British Dictionary definitions for reputedly



according to general belief or suppositionthe reputedly excellent food
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