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Meaning of REPUTATION

Pronunciation:  `repyu'teyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the general estimation that the public has for a person; "he acquired a reputation as an actor before he started writing"; "he was a person of bad report"
  2. [n]  the state of being held in high esteem and honor
  3. [n]  notoriety for some particular characteristic; "his reputation for promiscuity"
 

REPUTATION is a 10 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: report, repute
 
 Antonyms: discredit, disrepute
 
 See Also: character, estimate, estimation, fame, honor, honour, ill fame, laurels, name, notoriety, stock

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Rep`u*ta"tion\ (-t?"sh?n), n. [F. r['e]putation, L.
reputatio a reckoning, consideration. See {Repute}, v. t.]
1. The estimation in which one is held; character in public
   opinion; the character attributed to a person, thing, or
   action; repute.

         The best evidence of reputation is a man's whole
         life.                                 --Ames.

2. (Law) The character imputed to a person in the community
   in which he lives. It is admissible in evidence when he
   puts his character in issue, or when such reputation is
   otherwise part of the issue of a case.

3. Specifically: Good reputation; favorable regard; public
   esteem; general credit; good name.

         I see my reputation is at stake.      --Shak.

         The security of his reputation or good name.
                                               --Blackstone.

4. Account; value. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

         [/Christ] made himself of no reputation. --Phil. ii.
                                               7.

Syn: Credit; repute; regard; estimation; esteem; honor; fame.
     See the Note under {Character}.

 

 

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