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repute - vocabulary

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noun

Estimation in the view of others; reputation, as in a house of ill repute.

verb

To believe a person or thing to be as specified; to regard.

Note: The verb form repute usually appears in the passive voice, as in he was reputed to be quite wealthy.

Women are reputed never to be disgusted. The sad fact is that they often are, but not with men; following the lead of men, they are most often disgusted with themselves.

—Germaine Greer The Female Eunuch (1970)

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