Synonyms and Antonyms of respectful
marked by or showing proper regard for another's higher status the children were remarkably respectful while in the president's office Synonyms deferent, deferential, dutiful, regardful Related Words 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 abusive, insulting, offensive; belittling, demeaning, depreciative, depreciatory, derogatory, disparaging; contemptuous, impudent, irreverent, scornful; discourteous, insolent, rude, uncivil Antonyms disrespectful, undutiful
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up respectful? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).