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Definition of Reputation


  1. The estimation in which one is held; character in public opinion; the character attributed to a person, thing, or action; repute.
  2. The character imputed to a person in the community in which he lives. It is admissible in evidence when he puts his character in issue, or when such reputation is otherwise part of the issue of a case.
  3. Specifically: Good reputation; favorable regard; public esteem; general credit; good name.
  4. Account; value.

Reputation Quotations

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Abraham Lincoln

It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.
Benjamin Franklin

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
John Wooden

A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
Baltasar Gracian

A good reputation is more valuable than money.
Publilius Syrus
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Reputation Translations

reputation in Danish is rygte
reputation in Dutch is reputatie, faam, roep, naam
reputation in German is Ansehen {n}
reputation in Swedish is anseende, rykte
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