1 The beliefs or opinions that are generally held about someone or something.
1.1 A widespread belief that someone or something has a particular characteristic.

Middle English: from Latin reputatio(n-), from reputare ‘think over’ (see repute).


Joe valued his reputation, though he was only aware of it through his friends. Those beyond his sphere had quite a different opinion.


“He’s a prince!” So, said his mother. That she was a queen had nothing to do with her opinion.

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