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reputation


noun

  1. the estimation in which a person or thing is held, especially by the community or the public generally; repute: a man of good reputation.
  2. favorable repute; good name: to ruin one’s reputation by misconduct.
  3. a favorable and publicly recognized name or standing for merit, achievement, reliability, etc.: to build up a reputation.
  4. the estimation or name of being, having, having done, etc., something specified: He has the reputation of being a shrewd businessman.

noun

  1. the estimation in which a person or thing is generally held; opinion
  2. a high opinion generally held about a person or thing; esteem
  3. notoriety or fame, esp for some specified characteristic
  4. have a reputation to be known or notorious, esp for promiscuity, excessive drinking, or the like
n.

mid-14c., “credit, good reputation,” from Latin reputationem (nominative reputatio) “consideration, a thinking over,” noun of action from past participle stem of reputare “reflect upon, reckon, count over,” from re- “repeatedly” (see re-) + putare “to reckon, consider” (see putative).

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