Reputation /rɛpjʊˈteɪʃ(ə)n/

1. The general estimation in which a person is held by the public

2. The state or situation of being held in high esteem

3. A specific characteristic or trait ascribed to a person or thing

Origin of the word comes from Latin Reputare = Think Over

Think over.  So why does reputation feels more like a judgement?

Daily Prompt | Blogger of Repute 

9 comments

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  2. ElizaThinksAllowed · January 19, 2014

    I agree. Reputation is a grey area. Left to interpretation I guess.. I don’t know..

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    • evamarasca · January 20, 2014

      Yes, I think you are right. And it seems to me that the grey areas in words and their meanings are rapidly expanding.

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  3. Wandering Voiceless · January 19, 2014

    Short, sweet and astute.

    Plus, you had me at “dragons are real.”

    :>

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  4. kathy · January 19, 2014

    Short and sweet! And yet so true…..thanks!

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