Reputation vs Monsterise - What's the difference?

reputation | monsterise |

As a noun reputation

is reputation.

As a verb monsterise is

to give (another) very bad reputation; to demonize, vilify.



(en noun)
  • What somebody is known for.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1529 , author=John Frith , by= , title=A pistle to the Christen reader. The Revelation of Antichrist: Antithesis, citation , chapter= , isbn= , publisher=Luft [i.e. Hoochstraten] , location= , editor= , volume_plain= , page=117 , passage=And Balaam (or as the trueth of the hebrewe hath Bileam) doth signifie the people of no reputation / or the vayne people or they that are not counted for people. }}

    Usage notes

    * Adjectives often applied to "reputation": good, great, excellent, bad, stellar, tarnished, evil, damaged, dubious, spotless, terrible, ruined, horrible, lost, literary, corporate, global, personal, academic, scientific, posthumous, moral, artistic.


    * name

    Derived terms

    * reputational



    Alternative forms

    * monsterize


  • To give (another) very bad reputation; to demonize, vilify.
  • * 1851 , The British Friend , Volume 9, page 22
  • and it would seem, as if to atone for that deficiency in the eyes of " a hero worshipper," that Macaulay had determined to monsterise him into an embodiment of inconsistency, deceit, and simulation.
  • * 1997 , Harry M. Benshoff, Monsters in the closet: homosexuality and the horror film , page 330
  • (quite literally monsterise ) queer sexuality, and what the pleasures and costs of such representations might be for both individual spectators and culture at large.
  • * 2005 , Outlook , Volume 45, Issues 9-16
  • A similarity that runs deeper than the differences in these two unrelated incidents, these separate times that we have allocated to monsterising and mortifying our teenagers.


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