reported or supposed to be such: the reputed author of a book.

1540–50; repute + -ed2

unreputed, adjective
well-reputed, adjective Unabridged


estimation in the view of others; reputation: persons of good repute.
favorable reputation; good name; public respect.
verb (used with object), reputed, reputing.
to consider or believe (a person or thing) to be as specified; regard (usually used in the passive): He was reputed to be a millionaire.

1400–50; late Middle English reputen (v.) < Middle French reputer < Latin reputāre to compute, consider, equivalent to re- re- + putāre to think

2. distinction, honor. See credit. 3. hold, deem, reckon.

2. dishonor. Unabridged
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repute (rɪˈpjuːt)
1.  (tr; usually passive) to consider (a person or thing) to be as specified: he is reputed to be intelligent
2.  public estimation; reputation: a writer of little repute
[C15: from Old French reputer, from Latin reputāre to think over, from re- + putāre to think]

reputed (rɪˈpjuːtɪd)
(prenominal) generally reckoned or considered; supposed or alleged: he is the reputed writer of a number of romantic poems

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Example sentences
It was reputed to make foods taste almost not fat-free, but it did have this unfortunate side effect.
More than the money, it is reputed to want to send a firm message to the world's resource nationalists.
Despite her reputed powers of seduction, there is no reliable depiction of her face.
Rather disappointing from such a reputed publication.
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