• WordNet 3.6
    • adj reputable having a good reputation "a reputable business","a reputable scientist","a reputable wine"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Mangos are valued for their reputation as an aphrodisiac in countries such as Guatemala and India
    • a Reputable Having, or worthy of, good repute; held in esteem; honorable; praiseworthy; as, a reputable man or character; reputable conduct. "In the article of danger, it is as reputable to elude an enemy as defeat one."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Chocolate contains phenylethylamine (PEA), a natural substance that is reputed to stimulate the same reaction in the body as falling in love.
    • reputable Being in good repute; held in esteem; estimable: as, a reputable man or character; reputable conduct.
    • reputable Consistent with good reputation; not mean or disgraceful.
    • reputable Synonyms Respectable, creditable, honorable.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Despite its reputation for being finicky, the average cat consumes about 127,750 calories a year, nearly 28 times its own weight in food and the same amount again in liquids. In case you were wondering, cats cannot survive on a vegetarian diet.
    • adj Reputable in good repute: respectable: honourable: consistent with reputation
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  • Thomas Paine
    “Reputation is what men and women think of us. Character is what God and the angels know of us.”
  • Alexander Pope
    “At every word a reputation dies.”
  • Warren Buffett
    “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.”
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    “How many people live on the reputation of the reputation they might have made!”
  • Mignon McLaughlin
    “We would all like a reputation for generosity and we'd all like to buy it cheap.”
  • Dwight L. Moody
    “If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of me.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Repute
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. reputation-em, consideration—re-putāre, to think over.


In literature:

You are, doubtless, aware that she is reputed to be the daughter of a French banker who mysteriously disappeared.
"Monte-Cristo's Daughter" by Edmund Flagg
Of the three, he seems most certain of a lasting reputation.
"American Men of Mind" by Burton E. Stevenson
Writers commonly derive their reputation from their works; but there are works which owe their reputation to the character of the writer.
"The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes" by Samuel Johnson
After I had more of a reputation, I think Ollinger would have been glad to kill me for the notoriety of it.
"The Story of the Outlaw" by Emerson Hough
Possession and reputed ownership, were taken as a title.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
Consequently a minute after we stood within the walls that surrounded this place of evil repute, the door being carefully locked behind us.
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking
It may be a good thing to be reputed liberal, but liberality without the reputation of it is hurtful.
"The World's Greatest Books--Volume 14--Philosophy and Economics" by Various
A false step might tumble about him the glorious fabric of his new reputation.
"Skippy Bedelle" by Owen Johnson
He was confident that he could redeem her reputation.
"All Adrift" by Oliver Optic
Little did he dream what people would be saying of that reputable Writer to the Signet three months later.
"The Prodigal Father" by J. Storer Clouston

In poetry:

But Nellie's looks are blithe and sweet,
And what is best of a'
Her reputation is complete,
And fair without a flaw.
"Handsome Nell" by Robert Burns
How small a thing am I, of no repute,
Whirled in the rush of these eternal tides;
Spun daily round upon this orb that rides
Among its peers, itself how most minute!
""I am Small and of no Reputation; Yet do I not Forget thy Commandments"" by Arthur Christopher Benson
But Reputation said: "If once we sever,
Our chance of future meeting is but vain:
Who parts from me, must look to part for ever,
For Reputation lost comes not again."
"Love, Death, And Reputation" by Charles Lamb
Though Christ was God as well as man, and high'r
Than all our race, and all in worth outweigh'd;
Yet, to his mother and reputed sire,
He proper honour and obedience paid.
"The Duty Of Children To Their Parents" by Rees Prichard
Blame not my Muse, thou that dost find thy name
Not Marshal'd here, as thou wouldst have the same:
No blemish tis to thy repute: for (know it)
I act no Herald here (Sir) but a Poet.
"To Any To Whom I Write." by Ralph Knevet
Never with reputations play;
Nor sport a character away;
Much better you had never written;
Nor smite, except you have been smitten.
But, should an evil raise its crown,
You're authoris'd to kick it down.
"The Pen" by William Hutton

In news:

They've swept this category since 2001 and continue to live up to their stellar reputation.
Finding a reputables jeweler should come first.
Star by checking the jeweler's reputation.
While the North Shore may be more famously known for its super-size winter waves, it's gaining a reputation for its art galleries and boutiques.
Public affairs experts believe the latest expenses claims are unlikely to significantly damage the already tarnished reputations of the country's MPs.
"People tend to be afraid of Dobermans because of their bad-boy reputations," Caleca ...
The animal's reputation was cemented with the 1865 publication of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Domain-name poaching can be costly for businesses in terms of lost revenue and damage to a brand's reputation.
The benefits of bringing in that next new major account go well beyond just the financial and reputational gain that accrues to an agency.
But the grape first established its reputation in Burgundy.
Robin Givhan on Washington's Dowdy Fashion Reputation.
Sharon Van Etten , a singer-songwriter based out of Brooklyn, has slowly been building a reputation for herself over the past few years.
Khalili was a poet of international reputation, and many of his works were translated into English.
It's difficult for a journalist to not pay attention when a reputable news source says that people want to see less free speech.
Toyota's President Worried About Company Reputation on Quality.

In science:

Each node in a network is assigned a reputation value as computed jointly by its neighbors.
A Distributed Trust Management Framework for Detecting Malicious Packet Dropping Nodes in a Mobile Ad Hoc Network
The reputation of an entity has been defined as an expectation of its behavior based on other entities’ observations or information about the entity’s past behavior within a specific context at a given time .
A Distributed Trust Management Framework for Detecting Malicious Packet Dropping Nodes in a Mobile Ad Hoc Network
ACD have reputations built on the publication of wrong papers.
Astronomers and the Science Citation Index, 1981--1997
Notwithstanding its somewhat notorious reputation, renormalization theory, together with the gauge principle, forms the backbone of the perturbative approach to physically relevant quantum field theories.
Hopf algebra approach to Feynman diagram calculations
Density estimation has a reputation for difficulty, well-deserved in general situations.
Microarrays, Empirical Bayes and the Two-Groups Model