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reputable

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Definition trusted and respected (having a good reputation)
  • It is a reputable business.
reputable = trusted and respected
  • It is a disreputable news source.
  • disreputable = not trusted or respected
    (Editor's note:  The prefix "dis-" in disreputable means not or opposite. It reverses the meaning of reputable as seen in words like disagree, disconnect, and disappear.)
  • No reputable scientist believes that.
  • reputable = trusted and respected
  • I'm saying that if you want to help, send money to a reputable relief organization.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • reputable = trusted and respected
  • His had always been a most respectable house—in a disreputable neighbourhood.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • disreputable = disrespected (not trusted and of bad reputation)
    (Editor's note:  The prefix "dis-" in disreputable means not or opposite. It reverses the meaning of reputable as seen in words like disagree, disconnect, and disappear.)
  • Poirot knew the name as that of one of the best-known and most reputable private detective agencies in New York.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • reputable = respected (with good reputation)
  • My confidence in you has been seriously diminished since I heard about the disreputable activities in which you engaged on Thursday last.
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
  • disreputable = not worthy of respect or trust
    (Editor's note:  The prefix "dis-" in disreputable means not or opposite. It reverses the meaning of reputable as seen in words like disagree, disconnect, and disappear.)
  • ...those with shortwave radios claimed that even the most reputable international broadcasters had acknowledged the doors existed, and indeed were being discussed by world leaders as a major global crisis.
    Moshin Hamid  --  Exit West
  • reputable = trusted and respected
  • Such things as could be said for him were said,—how he had taken to industrious habits, and had thriven lawfully and reputably.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • reputably = in a respected manner
  • For them to hold themselves up as a reputable news show is beyond belief, and irresponsible.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • reputable = worthy of trust and respect
  • These dear souls came not to Sabbath school because it was popular to do so, nor did I teach them because it was reputable to be thus engaged.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • reputable = respected
  • Yet a faint air of disreputability always clung to him.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • disreputability = the trait of not being trusted or respected
    (Editor's note:  The prefix "dis-" in disreputability means not or opposite. It reverses the meaning of reputability as seen in words like disagree, disconnect, and disappear.)
  • The buccaneer on the wave might relinquish his calling and become at once if he chose, a man of probity and piety on land; nor, even in the full career of his reckless life, was he regarded as a personage with whom it was disreputable to traffic or casually associate.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • disreputable = not considered respectable
    (Editor's note:  The prefix "dis-" in disreputable means not or opposite. It reverses the meaning of reputable as seen in words like disagree, disconnect, and disappear.)
  • A FORTNIGHT later, by excellent good fortune, the doctor gave one of his pleasant dinners to some five or six old cronies, all intelligent, reputable men and all judges of good wine; and Mr. Utterson so contrived that he remained behind after the others had departed.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • reputable = respected (with good reputation)
  • There was Jem Rodney, a known poacher, and otherwise disreputable: he had often met Marner in his journeys across the fields, and had said something jestingly about the weaver's money; nay, he had once irritated Marner, by lingering at the fire when he called to light his pipe, instead of going about his business.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • disreputable = person who is not trusted or respected
    (Editor's note:  The prefix "dis-" in disreputable means not or opposite. It reverses the meaning of reputable as seen in words like disagree, disconnect, and disappear.)
  • these grave, reputable, and pious people
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Young Goodman Brown
  • reputable = of good reputation (trusted and respected)
  • You are... honorable people... from distinguished and reputable families and... proud lineage.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • reputable = trusted and respected (having a good reputation)
  • Afghan men, especially those from reputable families, were fickle creatures.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • reputable = trusted and respected (having a good reputation)
  • In this character, it was frequently his fortune to be the last reputable acquaintance and the last good influence in the lives of down-going men.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • reputable = respected (with good reputation)
  • The disreputable circumstances surrounding Lee's pregnancy were enough to influence the pathologist who conducted the autopsy to conclude that the stillborn baby was born alive and was then suffocated by Lee.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
disreputable = not respectable
(Editor's note:  The prefix "dis-" in disreputable means not or opposite. It reverses the meaning of reputable as seen in words like disagree, disconnect, and disappear.)

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