Word family noun respectdisrespect respectability respecter respectfulness adjective respectable respected respectfuldisrespectful respective verb respectdisrespect adverb respectably respectfullydisrespectfully respectively
From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrespectablere‧spect‧a‧ble /rɪˈspektəbəl/ ●●○ adjective 1 GOOD/MORALsomeone who is respectable behaves in a way that is considered socially acceptable hard-working, respectable people a respectable family Put a tie on – it’ll make you look more respectable.2 GOOD ENOUGHgood or satisfactory SYN decent a respectable income Her exam results were respectable enough.respectably adverbrespectability /rɪˌspektəˈbɪləti/ noun [uncountable]
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respectableCrucially, however, incorporation into the upper reaches of strategy-making is offered only to representatives of the respectable citizenry.And this is a respectable girl, Harvey.A "B" is a perfectly respectable grade.Tony was always in trouble with the police when he was young, but now he's a respectable married man.a respectable neighborhoodStudents were to be taken in as boarders, having been recommended by a respectable person who knew them or their families.It was very nearly respectable, reaching over half way down her thighs.