re·​put·​ed·​ly ri-ˈpyü-təd-lē How to pronounce reputedly (audio)
: according to reputation or general belief

Examples of reputedly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web None of the residents in nearby communities want the $1.2 billion waste-to-energy incinerator, despite the fact that the new technology is reputedly greener, cleaner and far less smelly. Ashley Miznazi, Miami Herald, 7 May 2024 Enlarge / Ambras Castle's portrait of Vlad III (c. 1560), reputedly a copy of an original made during his lifetime. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 21 Aug. 2023 That is to say, hide them from reputedly the world's most effective intelligence outfit. Melik Kaylan, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 The centerpiece relic this go-round is an astronomical calculator invented by Archimedes that can reputedly create fissures in time. Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, 29 June 2023 While the fully scalable JEA platform may cater to a wide variety of dimensions, proportions, and drivetrain combinations, the gist of the brand strategy, details of the reputedly unique user experience, and the product highlights have yet to be unveiled. Georg Kacher, Car and Driver, 12 June 2023 The fifth, and reputedly the last, of Ford’s books about the character Frank Bascombe, this novel finds Frank now in his seventies and confronting his son Paul’s devastating illness. Condé Nast, The New Yorker, 12 June 2023 The archaeologists funded by Heinrich Himmler naturally glorified the material remains of ancient German societies (though Hitler was reputedly less than impressed with piles of pots). Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 12 Sep. 2010 The Brown University Faculty Club is another reputedly haunted spot, featuring a too-friendly spirit in Victorian garb known as the Pink Lady. Pamela Wright,, 4 May 2023

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'reputedly.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1655, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reputedly was in 1655

Dictionary Entries Near reputedly

Cite this Entry

“Reputedly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


: according to reputation or general belief

More from Merriam-Webster on reputedly

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!