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respectable

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

Definition of respectable

  1. 1 :  worthy of respect :  estimable

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

  3. 3a :  fair in size or quantity a respectable amountb :  moderately good :  tolerable

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

respectability

play \-ˌspek-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

respectableness

play \-ˈspek-tə-bəl-nəs\ noun

respectably

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Examples of respectable in a sentence

  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 English Language Learners

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respectable

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

Definition of respectable for English Language Learners

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

  • : fairly good


RESPECTABLE Defined for Kids

respectable

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

Definition of respectable for Students

  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.

respectably

\-blē\ adverb


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