respectable


1re·spect·able

adjective \ri-ˈspek-tə-bəl\

: considered to be good, correct, or acceptable : decent or correct in character, behavior, or appearance

: fairly good

Full Definition of RESPECTABLE

1
:  worthy of respect :  estimable
2
:  decent or correct in character or behavior :  proper
3
a :  fair in size or quantity <a respectable amount>
b :  moderately good :  tolerable
4
:  fit to be seen :  presentable <respectable clothes>
re·spect·abil·i·ty \-ˌspek-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
re·spect·able·ness \-ˈspek-tə-bəl-nəs\ noun
re·spect·ably \-blē\ adverb

Examples of RESPECTABLE

  1. She comes from a very respectable family.
  2. <no respectable dietician would advise people to eat just one kind of food>

First Known Use of RESPECTABLE

1599

2respectable

noun

Definition of RESPECTABLE

:  a respectable person

First Known Use of RESPECTABLE

1814

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