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respectability

re·spect·a·bil·i·ty

respectability

 
pronunciation:
rih spek t bI lih ti
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Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition: the condition or quality of having a good reputation and social standing.
He lost respectability once the scandal was uncovered.The parents had worked hard for respectability in their community and they were determined to protect it.
similar words:
decency
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