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Showing or marked by proper respect.

re·spect′ful·ly adv.
re·spect′ful·ness n.
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Noun1.respectfulness - courteous regard for people's feelings; "in deference to your wishes"; "out of respect for his privacy"
good manners, courtesy - a courteous manner
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[rɪsˈpektfʊlnɪs] Nrespetuosidad f, acatamiento m


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(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.
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.
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By and by he preferred his request again, with great respectfulness.
I found the little fellow standing in the passage, and being addressed by one of the men in livery, who stood before him, nearly bent double from extreme respectfulness, with his hands hanging in front of him like the fins of a fish.
And that was said still in another tone, such a tone that all trace of the trained respectfulness vanished from the butler's bearing.
I thought it better to announce at once," he said, with the same stiff respectfulness as of an old family lawyer, "a boat rowed by six men has come to the landing-stage, and there's a gentleman sitting in the stern.
Vronsky was continually conscious of the necessity of never for a second relaxing the tone of stern official respectfulness, that he might not himself be insulted.
We are pleased by the organisation's commitment to openness and transparency, respectfulness and collaboration, and believe they are the values needed to underpin a successful working relationship.
was ill would always and do her she was in old lady help with birth As a result the street became almost a living entity that embodied the qualities that poorer working-class folk especially valued: toughness, durability, camaraderie, respectfulness, plain speaking, sharing, giving and a down-toearth manner.
At that point, it would just be rude to criticize," said Belcourt, who was impressed by the designs, but even more impressed with the company's respectfulness on the process of consulting her.
While no in-depth cognitive testing was done with this survey item to determine whether women would report perceiving pressure even when procedures were clearly medically indicated, the question was pretested for clarity, coherence, completeness, and respectfulness by women who fit the eligibility criteria prior to the launch of the survey.
Al Mubarak appreciates loyalty, industry, devotion to a cause and quiet respectfulness.
And I know that we've had different opinions here and they are quite divergent and yet there's been an incredible respectfulness and I sense the Spirit in the midst of that.
According to the Quranic verses and Prophetic traditions, marriage endows humans with nobleness and respectfulness.