respectful


re·spect·ful

adjective \ri-ˈspekt-fəl\

: showing or having respect

Full Definition of RESPECTFUL

:  marked by or showing respect or deference
re·spect·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
re·spect·ful·ness noun

Examples of RESPECTFUL

  1. <the children were remarkably respectful while in the president's office>

First Known Use of RESPECTFUL

1687

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