respectable Meaning, Definition & Usage
adjective characterized by socially or conventionally acceptable morals
- a respectable woman
adjective satellite deserving of esteem and respect
honorable; good; estimable.
- all respectable companies give guarantees
- ruined the family's good name
adjective satellite large in amount or extent or degree
sizeable; healthy; hefty; tidy; sizable; goodly; goodish.
- it cost a considerable amount
- a goodly amount
- received a hefty bonus
- a respectable sum
- a tidy sum of money
- a sizable fortune
Worthy of respect; fitted to awaken esteem; deserving regard; hence, of good repute; not mean;"The respectable quarter of Sicca." J. H. Newman. as, a. respectablecitizen
No government, any more than an individual, will long be respected, without being truly respectable. Madison.
Moderate in degree of excellence or in number;-- as, a. respectableperformance; a respectableaudience Re*spect"a*ble*ness,n. -- Re*spect"a*bly, adv.
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