respectably


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.respectably - to a tolerably worthy extent; "he did respectably well for his age"
2.respectably - in a decent and morally reputable manner; "the film ends with the middle-aged romancers respectably married"
Translations
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respectably

[rɪsˈpektəblɪ] ADV
1. (= decently) [dress, behave] → respetablemente, decentemente
2. (= quite well) → aceptablemente

respectably

[rɪˈspɛktəbli] adv
(= decently) [dressed] → décemment
a respectably married man → un homme marié et respectable
(= adequately) [perform] → honorablement

respectably

adv
dress, behaveanständig; I’m a respectably married manich bin ein anständig verheirateter Mann
(= fairly well) she finished respectably (in the race)sie erzielte (im Rennen) ein beachtliches or respektables Ergebnis

respectably

[rɪsˈpɛktəblɪ] adv (dress, behave) → perbene; (quite well, perform, sing) → (piuttosto) bene

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.
References in classic literature ?
He possessed no power of thought no depth of feeling, no troublesome sensibilities: nothing, in short, but a few commonplace instincts, which, aided by the cheerful temper which grew inevitably out of his physical well-being, did duty very respectably, and to general acceptance, in lieu of a heart.
She was dressed quite respectably, and a colored man followed her, bringing along a small trunk.
Miss Smith is a very good sort of girl; and I should be happy to see her respectably settled.
She had only two daughters, both of whom she had lived to see respectably married, and she had now therefore nothing to do but to marry all the rest of the world.
However, when I had brushed my hair very smooth, and put on my black frock--which, Quakerlike as it was, at least had the merit of fitting to a nicety--and adjusted my clean white tucker, I thought I should do respectably enough to appear before Mrs.
The male speaker began to read: he was a young man, respectably dressed and seated at a table, having a book before him.
I had money enough with me to live on respectably for many months together.
In fact, a chill tremor went through me as I realised that, to all intent, I was at length respectably settled down, with quite a considerable retrospect of happy married life.
Something like a hundred pistoles, that my farmer sent to me the day before I left Bragelonne; but out of that sum I ought to leave fifty for Raoul -- a young man must live respectably.
My maid has taught her fine needlework, and she has mended some lace of mine very respectably indeed--very respectably.
The country, it is well known, has become infested with cats -- so much so of late, that a petition for relief, most numerously and respectably signed, was brought before the Legislature at its late memorable session.
She had been solicited, when about two-and-twenty, to change her name, by the young man, who not long afterwards found a more willing mind in her younger sister; and Lady Russell had lamented her refusal; for Charles Musgrove was the eldest son of a man, whose landed property and general importance were second in that country, only to Sir Walter's, and of good character and appearance; and however Lady Russell might have asked yet for something more, while Anne was nineteen, she would have rejoiced to see her at twenty-two so respectably removed from the partialities and injustice of her father's house, and settled so permanently near herself.