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Definition of "reputation" []

  • The general estimation in which a person is held by the public. (noun)
  • The state or situation of being held in high esteem. (noun)
  • A specific characteristic or trait ascribed to a person or thing: a reputation for courtesy. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "reputation" in a sentence
  • "The idea of a “good name,” as in reputation, is not attached to the name itself but to the person who bears the name."
  • "It's got a reputation is being a genre for meatheads, but a lot of bands are unabashed geeks."
  • "Former secret agent David Shayler says that the collapse of his reputation is an inside job and that footage of him claiming to be the Messiah and the reincarnation of Leonardo da Vinci and King Arthur is MI5 propaganda."