Rep"u*ta*ble (r?p"?-t?-b'l), a. [From Repute.]

Having, or worthy of, good repute; held in esteem; honorable; praiseworthy; as, a reputable man or character; reputable conduct.

In the article of danger, it is as reputable to elude an enemy as defeat one. Broome.

Syn. -- Respectable; creditable; estimable.

-- Rep"u ta*ble*ness, n. -- Rep"u*ta*bly, adv.

 

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