respectful

adjective re·spect·ful \ ri-ˈspekt-fəl \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of respectful

: marked by or showing respect or deference

respectfully

play \ri-ˈspekt-fə-lē\ adverb

respectfulness

noun

Examples of respectful in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of respectful

1593


RESPECTFUL Defined for English Language Learners

respectful

adjective

Definition of respectful for English Language Learners

  • : showing or having respect


RESPECTFUL Defined for Kids

respectful

adjective re·spect·ful \ ri-ˈspekt-fəl \

Definition of respectful for Students

: showing high regard or courtesy
  • a respectful manner

respectfully

\-fə-lē\ adverb
  • We kept respectfully silent during the ceremony.


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