the estimation in which a person or thing is held, esp. by the community or the public generally; repute: a man of good reputation.
favorable repute; good name: to ruin one's reputation by misconduct.
a favorable and publicly recognized name or standing for merit, achievement, reliability, etc.: to build up a reputation.
the estimation or name of being, having, having done, etc., something specified: He has the reputation of being a shrewd businessman.