reputed

[ ri-pyoo-tid ]
/ rɪˈpyu tɪd /

adjective

reported or supposed to be such: the reputed author of a book.

Nearby words

  1. repurchase agreement,
  2. repurpose,
  3. reputable,
  4. reputation,
  5. repute,
  6. reputedly,
  7. req.,
  8. request,
  9. request stop,
  10. requiem

Origin of reputed

First recorded in 1540–50; repute + -ed2

Related formsun·re·put·ed, adjectivewell-re·put·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for unreputed

reputed

/ (rɪˈpjuːtɪd) /

adjective

(prenominal) generally reckoned or considered; supposed or allegedhe is the reputed writer of a number of romantic poems
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Word Origin and History for unreputed

reputed

adj.

1540s, "held in repute," past participle adjective from repute (v.). Meaning "supposed to be" is from 1570s. Related: Reputedly.

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