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respectable

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1 having a good reputation especially in a field of knowledge
  • no respectable dietician would advise people to eat just one kind of food

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3 following the established traditions of refined society and good taste
  • has the respectable manners of someone who was well brought up

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4 of a level of quality that meets one's needs or standards
  • the artwork that we commissioned from the muralist turned out to be respectable but was not quite what we had hoped for

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5 sufficiently large in size, amount, or number to merit attention
  • got paid a respectable sum for speaking at our graduation

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The first known use of respectable was in 1599

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“Respectable.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/respectable. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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