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rep·u·ta·tion

 (rĕp′yə-tā′shən)
n.
1. The general opinion or judgment of the public about a person or thing: a senator with a tarnished reputation; a restaurant with a good reputation.
2. The state or situation of being held in high esteem: feared damage to his reputation.
3. A widespread ascription of a characteristic or trait to a person or thing: a sales clerk who has a reputation for courtesy; a columnist with the reputation of being acerbic.

[Middle English reputacioun, from Latin reputātiō, reputātiōn-, a reckoning, from reputātus, past participle of reputāre, to reckon, think over; see repute.]

reputation

(ˌrɛpjʊˈteɪʃən)
n
1. the estimation in which a person or thing is generally held; opinion
2. a high opinion generally held about a person or thing; esteem
3. notoriety or fame, esp for some specified characteristic
4. have a reputation to be known or notorious, esp for promiscuity, excessive drinking, or the like
[C14: from Latin reputātiō a reckoning, from reputāre to calculate, meditate; see repute]
ˌrepuˈtationless adj

rep•u•ta•tion

(ˌrɛp yəˈteɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the estimation in which a person or thing is generally held; repute.
2. favorable repute: to ruin one's reputation.
3. a favorable and publicly recognized name or standing: to build up a reputation.
[1325–75; Middle English reputacioun < Latin reputātiō computation, consideration <reputāre (see repute)]
rep`u•ta′tion•al, adj.
syn: reputation, character are often confused. reputation, however, refers to the position one occupies or the standing that one has in the opinion of others, in respect to attainments, integrity, and the like: a fine reputation; a reputation for honesty. character is the combination of moral and other traits which make one the kind of person one actually is (as contrasted with what others think of one): Honesty is an outstanding trait of her character.

reputation

  • roorback - A false report made to damage the reputation of a political candidate.
  • character, reputation - Character is what one is; reputation is what one is thought to be by others.
  • denigrate - From Latin de- and nigare, "blacken," it first meant "make black or dark in color," and came to mean "blacken the reputation of."
  • fame - Also meant "reputation" in early contexts.

Reputation

 
  1. As for taking a good man’s name from him, you might as well undertake to pull goose-quills from the wings of an angel —Elbridge G. Dow, Jr.
  2. A bad reputation in a woman allures like the signs of heat in a bitch —Aldous Huxley

    Huxley wrote Point Counter Point from which this is taken long before the women’s movement raised our consciousness to gender-biased characterization.

  3. Disgraces are like cherries: one draws another —George Herbert
  4. A good name, like good will, is got by many actions and lost by one —Lord Francis Jeffrey
  5. A good reputation is like the cypress; once cut, it never puts forth leaf again —Francesco Guicciardini
  6. His record’s as clean as a vestal virgin’s —Dialogue from a 1967 movie. The Deadly Affair.
  7. Honor is like a rocky island without a landing place; once we leave it we can’t get it back —Nicolas Boileau
  8. Honor is like the eye, which cannot suffer the least injury without damage; it is [like] a precious stone, the price of which is lessened by the least flaw —Jaques Benigne Boussuet
  9. Honor, like freedom, is a luxury for those with independent incomes —John Braine
  10. Honors trailing away behind him like the tail of a comet —Vita Sackville-West
  11. In scandal, as in robbery, the receiver is always as bad as the thief —Lord Chesterfield
  12. A liar’s reputation … stuck with him like a cockleburr —Carlos Baker
  13. A person’s reputation is as fragile and vulnerable as human life itself —Robert Traver
  14. To steal it [a person’s honor] is like stealing your soul —William Diehl
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reputation - the state of being held in high esteem and honorreputation - the state of being held in high esteem and honor
honour, laurels, honor - the state of being honored
black eye - a bad reputation; "his behavior gave the whole family a black eye"
stock - the reputation and popularity a person has; "his stock was so high he could have been elected mayor"
character - good repute; "he is a man of character"
name - a person's reputation; "he wanted to protect his good name"
fame - favorable public reputation
2.reputation - notoriety for some particular characteristic; "his reputation for promiscuity"
ill fame, notoriety - the state of being known for some unfavorable act or quality
3.reputation - 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"
estimation, estimate - the respect with which a person is held; "they had a high estimation of his ability"

reputation

noun name, standing, credit, character, honour, fame, distinction, esteem, stature, eminence, renown, repute The stories ruined his reputation.

reputation

noun
1. Public estimation of someone:
Informal: rep.
2. Wide recognition for one's deeds:
3. A person's high standing among others:
Translations
سُمْعَةسُمْعَه
pověst
omdømmerynavn
maine
ugled
orîstír; mannorî
評判
평판
laikomassaugoti savo gerą vardąturintis gerą vardąvertas pagarbos
slava
sloves
rykte
ชื่อเสียง
danh tiếng

reputation

[ˌrepjʊˈteɪʃən] Nreputación f, fama f
to have a bad reputationtener mala fama
of good reputationde buena fama
he has a reputation for being awkwardtiene fama de difícil
the hotel has a reputation for good foodel hotel es célebre por su buena comida
to live up to one's reputationmerecer la reputación
to ruin a girl's reputationacabar con la buena reputación de una joven

reputation

[ˌrɛpjʊˈteɪʃən] nréputation f
to have a reputation for sth → avoir une réputation de qch
a reputation as sth → une réputation de qch
She acquired a reputation as a very good writer → Elle a acquis une réputation de très bon écrivain.
a reputation for sth → une réputation de qch
his reputation for honesty → sa réputation d'honnêteté
The school has a good reputation for exam results → L'école a la réputation d'obtenir de bons résultats aux examens.
He has a reputation for being awkward → Il a la réputation de ne pas être commode.
to know sb by reputation → connaître qn de réputation

reputation

nRuf m, → Name m; (= bad reputation)schlechter Ruf; what sort of reputation does she have?wie ist ihr Ruf?; he has a reputation for being …er hat den Ruf, … zu sein; to have a reputation for honestyals ehrlich gelten; you don’t want to get (yourself) a reputation, you knowdu willst dich doch sicherlich nicht in Verruf bringen; she was by reputation a good organizersie stand in dem Ruf, Organisationstalent zu haben; to make a reputation for oneselfsich (dat)einen Namen machen

reputation

[ˌrɛpjʊˈteɪʃn] nreputazione f
he has a reputation for being awkward → ha la fama di essere un tipo difficile
to live up to one's reputation → non smentirsi, non smentire la propria reputazione

reputation

(repjuˈteiʃən) noun
the opinion which people in general have about a person etc, a persons's abilities etc. That firm has a good/bad reputation; He has made a reputation for himself as an expert in computers; He has the reputation of being difficult to please; The scandal damaged his reputation.
ˈreputable adjective
respectable; well thought of. Is that a reputable firm?
reputed (riˈpjuːtid) adjective
generally reported and believed. He is reputed to be very wealthy.
live up to one's reputation
to behave or do as people expect one to.

reputation

سُمْعَة pověst omdømme Ruf υπόληψη reputación maine réputation ugled reputazione 評判 평판 reputatie omdømme reputacja reputação репутация rykte ชื่อเสียง ün danh tiếng 名誉

reputation

n. reputación, fama, nombre.
References in classic literature ?
She had few friends and bore a reputation of having a sharp tongue.
You've been going with girls who have a reputation for being free and easy, and now you've got the same reputation.
His father had been in the business before him, and Monsieur Ratignolle stood well in the community and bore an enviable reputation for integrity and clearheadedness.
The reputation earned by Washington in this battle was the principal cause of his being selected to command the American armies at a later day.
Nor (we must do him the further justice to say) did Judge Pyncheon himself, probably, entertain many or very frequent doubts, that his enviable reputation accorded with his deserts.
Many, many a poor soul hath given its confidence to me, not only on the death-bed, but while strong in life, and fair in reputation.
Now when a country dandy like this takes it into his head to make a distinguished reputation, and joins the great whale-fishery, you should see the comical things he does upon reaching the seaport.
He never would take but the one drink at noontime; and so he got the reputation of being a surly fellow, and was not quite welcome at the saloons, and had to drift about from one to another.
There is a body of men at the north, comparatively small, who have been doing this; and, as the result, this country has already seen examples of men, formerly slaves, who have rapidly acquired property, reputation, and education.
He had the reputation of being a clever man, had been there some three months waiting for his trial to come on, and would have to wait as much longer; but he was quite domesticated and contented, since he got his board for nothing, and thought that he was well treated.
I took quick note of that; it indicated that a humbug didn't need to have a reputation in this asylum; people stood ready to take him at his word, without that.
A scout horse that has a reputation does not play with it.