Definition of reputation
- has the reputation of being clever
- trying to protect his reputation
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.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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