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respectable

re·spect·a·ble

respectable

 
pronunciation:
rih spek t bl
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: displaying good breeding, manners, or character.
It was not respectable for a girl to wear trousers a hundred years ago.
synonyms:
honest, proper, upright
similar words:
aboveboard, decent, dependable, reliable, truthful, well-behaved
definition 2: having a good reputation or being thought well of in one's community.
My grandparents were respectable people who worked hard and were helpful to others.
antonyms:
disreputable
similar words:
dependable, reliable
definition 3: good enough.
He does not get A's, but his grades are respectable.
 
synonyms:
ample, decent
antonyms:
poor
similar words:
acceptable, adequate, all right, fair, moderate, satisfactory, sufficient
definition 4: worthy of respect.
He has a very respectable job as a teacher.
synonyms:
honorable
antonyms:
disreputable
similar words:
acceptable, admirable, esteemed, worthy
derivation: respectably (adv.)