reputation

See also: Reputation and réputation

English

Etymology

14c. "credit, good reputation", Latin reputationem (consideration, thinking over), noun of action from past participle stem of reputo (reflect upon, reckon, count over), from the prefix re- (again) + puto (reckon, consider).

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reputation (countable and uncountable, plural reputations)

  1. What somebody is known for.
    • 1529, John Frith, A pistle to the Christen reader. The Revelation of Antichrist: Antithesis, [] [1], Luft [i.e. Hoochstraten], page 117:
      And Balaam (or as the trueth of the hebrewe hath Bileam) doth signifie the people of no reputation / or the vayne people or they that are not counted for people.

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  • Adjectives often applied to "reputation": good, great, excellent, bad, stellar, tarnished, evil, damaged, dubious, spotless, terrible, ruined, horrible, lost, literary, corporate, global, personal, academic, scientific, posthumous, moral, artistic.

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