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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.
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
By and by he preferred his request again, with great respectfulness.
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.
The extent to which the maintenance of combat capabilities implies a commitment to violence in the resolution of problems, and the subsequent impact on the respectfulness of our relations between countries.
He added that Aguirre's co-workers vouched and testified for him saying he showed "compassion, empathy, gentleness, kindness, respectfulness and patience" in dealing with the elderly at a facility in Woodland Hills, where he was reported to have worked.
Mistletoe by Eriks Esenvalds (commissioned to launch this 20th anniversary season) and the Friends theme tune in Richard Salt's arrangement left respectfulness behind and drew us all in to the notorious' ethos of inclusiveness.
This award-winning game covers topics such as table manners, respectfulness, kindness and more in an interactive way
ICC and Cubex share many of the same core values such as a thorough approach to projects, respectfulness of client team views and desires, and customizing solutions for clients.
The third theme is 'Therapist's respectfulness towards client's freedom and responsibility for his own life and his chosen way of being'.