reputation

See also: Reputation and réputation

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Etymology

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" + putare "to reckon, consider".

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reputation ‎(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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