- held in good repute; honorable; respectable; estimable: a reputable organization.
- considered to be good or acceptable usage; standard: reputable speech.
- having a good reputation; honoured, trustworthy, or respectable
- (of words) acceptable as good usage; standard
adj.1610s, from repute + -able. Meaning “having a good reputation” is from 1670s. Related: Reputably.