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respectable

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adjective re·spect·able \ri-ˈspek-tə-bəl\

Simple Definition of respectable

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

  • : fairly good

Full Definition of respectable

  1. 1 :  worthy of respect :  estimable

  2. 2 :  decent or correct in character or behavior :  proper

  3. 3 a :  fair in size or quantity <a respectable amount> b :  moderately good :  tolerable

  4. 4 :  fit to be seen :  presentable <respectable clothes>

re·spect·abil·i·ty play \-ˌspek-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
re·spect·able·ness play \-ˈspek-tə-bəl-nəs\ noun
re·spect·ably play \-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>



1599

First Known Use of respectable

1599


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respectable

noun re·spect·able

Definition of respectable

  1. :  a respectable person



1814

First Known Use of respectable

1814


RESPECTABLE Defined for Kids

respectable

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adjective re·spect·able \ri-ˈspek-tə-bəl\

Definition of respectable

  1. 1 :  decent or correct in conduct :  proper <They're respectable people.>

  2. 2 :  fit to be seen :  presentable <Wear something respectable.>

  3. 3 :  deserving high regard <She acted in a respectable manner.>

  4. 4 :  fair in size or quantity <We collected a respectable amount.>

re·spect·ably \-blē\ adverb




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