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respectful

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of respectful

  1. marked by or showing proper regard for another's higher status the children were remarkably respectful while in the president's office Synonyms of respectful deferent, deferential, dutiful, regardful Words Related to respectful reverent, reverential, venerating, worshipful; fawning, genuflecting, groveling (or grovelling), hagiographic (or hagiographical), kowtowing, obsequious, servile, subservient, sycophantic, toadying; civil, courteous, gracious, polite; kid-glove, kid-gloved Near Antonyms of respectful abusive, insulting, offensive; belittling, demeaning, depreciative, depreciatory, derogatory, disparaging; contemptuous, impudent, irreverent, scornful; discourteous, insolent, rude, uncivil Antonyms of respectful disrespectful, undutiful



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