respectful

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

Definition of respectful

  1. :  marked by or showing respect or deference

respectfully

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respectfulness

noun

Examples of respectful in a sentence

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

1687

First Known Use of respectful

1687


RESPECTFUL Defined for English Language Learners

respectful

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

Definition of respectful for English Language Learners

  • : showing or having respect


RESPECTFUL Defined for Kids

respectful

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

Definition of respectful for Students

  1. :  showing high regard or courtesy <a respectful manner>

respectfully

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


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