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reputable
used in The Scarlet Letter

2 uses
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Definition
trusted and respected (having a good reputation)
  • 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.
    Chapter 21 — The New England Holiday (80% in)
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.)
  • Thus the Puritan elders in their black cloaks, starched bands, and steeple-crowned hats, smiled not unbenignantly at the clamour and rude deportment of these jolly seafaring men; and it excited neither surprise nor animadversion when so reputable a citizen as old Roger Chillingworth, the physician, was seen to enter the market-place in close and familiar talk with the commander of the questionable vessel.
    Chapter 21 — The New England Holiday (82% in)
reputable = respected (with good reputation)
There are no more uses of "reputable" in The Scarlet Letter.

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