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respectful

re·spect·ful

respectful

 
pronunciation:
rih spekt fl
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part of speech: adjective
definition: having or showing respect; being polite.
It is not respectful to stick out your tongue.
synonyms:
considerate, courteous, polite, thoughtful
antonyms:
smart
similar words:
attentive, civil, dutiful, obedient, proper, well-behaved
derivations: respectfully (adv.), respectfulness (n.)
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