I went to the Thesaurus today to get a sense of synonyms and antonyms for “reputation.” I was just curious. They are listed below. I thought it was interesting that the word “image” was not a top synonym for reputation. Perhaps it is an old-time word that is not used much these days. I also was surprised that “credibility” was not among the selected few. However, some standbys such as esteem, trustworthiness and character are there. As an antonym, the word “disreputableness” does not exactly roll off one’s tongue.
The note about reputation is not terribly illuminating. I agree that reputation is how you are perceived by others but I think that reputation shines a light on a company’s or individual’s reputation and reveals how they are perceived. Not sure I get the distinction. Reputation is character. Either way, how you behave reflects on reputation.
I love the voice when you click on the megaphone.
reputation [rep-yuh-tey-shuhn] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Definition:||commonly held opinion of person’s character|
|Synonyms:||acceptability, account, approval, authority,character, credit, dependability, distinction,eminence, esteem, estimation,|
|Notes:||character is what one is; reputation is what one is thought to be by others|
|Antonyms:||disreputableness, ill repute, notoriety|