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re·spect·a·ble

 (rĭ-spĕk′tə-bəl)
adj.
1. Meriting respect or esteem; worthy.
2. Of or appropriate to good or proper behavior or conventional conduct.
3. Of moderately good quality: respectable work.
4. Considerable in amount, number, or size: a respectable sum of money.
5. Acceptable in appearance; presentable: a respectable hat.

re·spect′a·bil′i·ty (-bĭl′ĭ-tē), re·spect′a·ble·ness n.
re·spect′a·bly adv.

respectable

(rɪˈspɛktəbəl)
adj
1. having or deserving the respect of other people; estimable; worthy
2. having good social standing or reputation
3. having socially or conventionally acceptable morals, standards, etc: a respectable woman.
4. relatively or fairly good; considerable: a respectable salary.
5. fit to be seen by other people; presentable
reˌspectaˈbility, reˈspectableness n
reˈspectably adv

re•spect•a•ble

(rɪˈspɛk tə bəl)

adj.
1. worthy of respect or esteem: a respectable citizen.
2. of good social standing or reputation: a respectable neighborhood.
3. good enough to be seen or used: respectable shoes.
4. of moderate excellence: a respectable performance.
5. appreciable in size, number, or amount: a respectable turnout.
[1580–90]
re•spect`a•bil′i•ty, re•spect′a•ble•ness, n.
re•spect′a•bly, adv.

respectable

respectful
1. 'respectable'

Someone or something that is respectable is approved of by people and considered to be morally correct.

He came from a perfectly respectable middle-class family.
2. 'respectful'

If your behaviour is respectful, you show respect for someone or something.

The woman kept a respectful silence.
The Security Officer was standing at a respectful distance holding a plastic cup of coffee.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.respectable - characterized by socially or conventionally acceptable morals; "a respectable woman"
good - having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified; "good news from the hospital"; "a good report card"; "when she was good she was very very good"; "a good knife is one good for cutting"; "this stump will make a good picnic table"; "a good check"; "a good joke"; "a good exterior paint"; "a good secretary"; "a good dress for the office"
reputable - having a good reputation; "a reputable business"; "a reputable scientist"; "a reputable wine"
worthy - having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable; "a worthy fellow"; "a worthy cause"
unrespectable - unworthy of respect
2.respectable - deserving of esteem and respect; "all respectable companies give guarantees"; "ruined the family's good name"
reputable - having a good reputation; "a reputable business"; "a reputable scientist"; "a reputable wine"
3.respectable - large in amount or extent or degree; "it cost a considerable amount"; "a goodly amount"; "received a hefty bonus"; "a respectable sum"; "a tidy sum of money"; "a sizable fortune"
considerable - large or relatively large in number or amount or extent or degree; "a considerable quantity"; "the economy was a considerable issue in the campaign"; "went to considerable trouble for us"; "spent a considerable amount of time on the problem"

respectable

adjective
2. decent, smart, neat, tidy (informal), spruce At last I have something respectable to wear.
3. reasonable, considerable, substantial, fair, tidy (informal), ample, tolerable, presentable, appreciable, fairly good, sizable or sizeable, goodly respectable and highly attractive rates of return
reasonable small, poor, paltry

respectable

adjective
2. Conforming to accepted standards:
3. Of moderately good quality but less than excellent:
Informal: OK, tidy.
4. Somewhat big:
5. Proper in appearance:
Informal: decent.
Translations
جَدير بالإحْتِراملا يُسْتَهانُ به، كبيرلائِق، مُحْتَرَممُحْتَرَممُحْتَرَم، مُهَذَّب
úctyhodnýúnosnýváženýpřijatelnýslušný
respektabelrimelighæderligordentlig
kunniallinen
ugledan
meglehetősen nagy
sæmilegur, òokkalegursómasamlegurtilhlÿîilegur, viîeigandivirîulegur, heiîvirîur
尊敬すべき
존경할 만한
dostojenugleden
respektabel
น่านับถือ
đáng kính

respectable

[rɪsˈpektəbl] ADJ
1. (= deserving respect) → respetable
for perfectly respectable reasonspor motivos perfectamente legítimos
2. (= of fair social standing, decent) → respetable, decente
that's not respectableeso no es respetable or decente
that skirt isn't respectableesa falda no es decente
a respectable familyuna familia respetable
respectable peoplegente f bien
in respectable societyen la buena sociedad
3. [amount] → apreciable
at a respectable distancea una distancia prudente
she lost a respectable sumperdió una cantidad respetable
4. (= passable) we made a respectable showinglo hicimos más o menos bien
his work is respectable but not brilliantsu obra es aceptable pero no increíble
my marks were quite respectablemis notas eran bastante decentes

respectable

[rɪˈspɛktəbəl] adj
(= reputable) [person, family, area, profession] → respectable
(= quite good) [result, mark, score, performance] → honorable; [player, actor] → honorable
Her score was perfectly respectable → Son score était parfaitement honorable.

respectable

adj
(= estimable) personehrbar; motivesehrbar, ehrenhaft; (= decent) life, district, clubanständig; (= socially approved) personangesehen, geachtet; businessman, hotelseriös; clothes, behaviourkorrekt, anständig; they are very respectable peoplesie sind sehr ehrbare Leute; he was outwardly respectable but …er wirkte sehr ehrbar, aber …; in respectable societyin guter Gesellschaft; young people from respectable homesjunge Leute aus gutem Hause; a perfectly respectable way to earn one’s livingeine völlig akzeptable Art und Weise, seinen Lebensunterhalt zu verdienen; the respectable face of capitalismdas ehrbare Gesicht des Kapitalismus; that’s not respectabledas schickt or gehört sich nicht
(= large) size, income, sumansehnlich, beachtlich
(= fairly good) advantagebeträchtlich; score, leadbeachtlich; a respectable writerein ganz ordentlicher Schriftsteller; she finished a respectable fourthsie belegte einen beachtlichen or respektablen vierten Platz

respectable

[rɪsˈpɛktəbl] adj
a. (decent) → rispettabile
for perfectly respectable reasons → per motivi più che leciti
in respectable society → nella società bene
b. (quite big, amount, number) → considerevole; (quite good, player, result) → niente male inv

respect

(rəˈspekt) noun
1. admiration; good opinion. He is held in great respect by everyone; He has no respect for politicians.
2. consideration; thoughtfulness; willingness to obey etc. He shows no respect for his parents.
3. a particular detail, feature etc. These two poems are similar in some respects.
verb
1. to show or feel admiration for. I respect you for what you did.
2. to show consideration for, a willingness to obey etc. One should respect other people's feelings/property.
reˈspectable adjective
1. having a good reputation or character. a respectable family.
2. correct; acceptable. respectable behaviour.
3. (of clothes) good enough or suitable to wear. You can't go out in those torn trousers – they're not respectable.
4. large, good etc enough; fairly large, good etc. Four goals is a respectable score.
reˈspectably adverb
reˌspectaˈbility noun
reˈspectful adjective
having or showing respect.
reˈspectfully adverb
reˈspectfulness noun
reˈspecting preposition
about; concerning. Respecting your salary, we shall come to a decision later.
reˈspective (-tiv) adjective
belonging to etc each person or thing mentioned. Peter and George went to their respective homes.
reˈspectively (-tiv-) adverb
referring to each person or thing mentioned, in the order in which they are mentioned. Peter, James and John were first, second and third, respectively.
reˈspects noun plural
greetings. He sends his respects to you.
pay one's respects (to someone)
to visit (a person) as a sign of respect to him.
with respect to
about; concerning. With respect to your request, we regret that we are unable to assist you in this matter.

respectable

مُحْتَرَم úctyhodný respektabel ehrbar αξιοσέβαστος respetable kunniallinen respectable ugledan rispettabile 尊敬すべき 존경할 만한 respectabel respektabel godny szacunku respeitável уважаемый respektabel น่านับถือ saygıdeğer đáng kính 可敬的

respectable

a. respetable, acreditado-a.
References in classic literature ?
AN ex-Legislator asked a Most Respectable Citizen for a letter to the Governor recommending him for appointment as Commissioner of Shrimps and Crabs.
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To have imposed any derogatory work upon him, would have been to inflict a wanton insult on the feelings of a most respectable man.
The elderly, respectable seaman, withdrawing his gaze from that multitude of spars, gave me a glance to make sure of our fellowship in the craft and mystery of the sea.
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Their estate was large, and their residence was at Norland Park, in the centre of their property, where, for many generations, they had lived in so respectable a manner as to engage the general good opinion of their surrounding acquaintance.
If even the angle of a respectable Triangle in the middle class is not without its dangers; if to run against a Working Man involves a gash; if collision with an officer of the military class necessitates a serious wound; if a mere touch from the vertex of a Private Soldier brings with it danger of death; -- what can it be to run against a Woman, except absolute and immediate destruction?
But no, innocent friend; in these days men have learned the art of sinning expertly and genteelly, so as not to shock the eyes and senses of respectable society.
This same son, I imagine, is a man of expensive habits, no reckless spendthrift and no abandoned sensualist, but one who likes to have 'everything handsome about him,' and to go to a certain length in youthful indulgences, not so much to gratify his own tastes as to maintain his reputation as a man of fashion in the world, and a respectable fellow among his own lawless companions; while he is too selfish to consider how many comforts might be obtained for his fond mother and sisters with the money he thus wastes upon himself: as long as they can contrive to make a respectable appearance once a year, when they come to town, he gives himself little concern about their private stintings and struggles at home.
I think it would be more respectable if I could--if I could"--and her voice trembled to a pause.
In biography the truth is every thing, and in autobiography it is especially so -- yet I scarcely hope to be believed when I state, however solemnly, that my poor father put me, when I was about fifteen years of age, into the counting-house of what be termed "a respectable hardware and commission merchant doing a capital bit of business
They were even boastful of its eminence in those particulars, and were fired by an express conviction that, if it were less objectionable, it would be less respectable.