Reputation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌrepjuˈteɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word reputation
Brit.  |rɛpjʊˈteɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word reputation

noun

- the state of being held in high esteem and honor (syn: repute)
- notoriety for some particular characteristic

his reputation for promiscuity

- the general estimation that the public has for a person(syn: report)

he acquired a reputation as an actor before he started writing

Examples

He has earned a reputation as a first-class playwright.

a teacher with a reputation for patience

Poor customer service has ruined the company's reputation.

He had the reputation of being a heavy drinker.

That judge has a reputation for being fair.

Judge Kelso has a reputation for being strict but fair.

In her last job she acquired a reputation as a troublemaker.

His approach had won him a reputation as a tough manager.

The service at Heron Lodge failed to live up to its reputation (=be as good or bad as people say it is).

he acquired a reputation as an actor before he started writing

She established a reputation as a hard worker.

This news will undoubtedly damage the governor's reputation.

He's trying to repair his damaged reputation.

He tried to limit the damage to his reputation by blaming other people.

She's concerned about the risk of injury to her reputation.

Word forms

noun
singular: reputation
plural: reputations
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