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respectability

re·spect·a·bil·i·ty

respectability

pronunciation:
rih spek t bI lih ti
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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
Word Parts
The word respectability contains the following part:
-ability, -ibility, -bility, -ubility Latin noun-forming suffix that means ability to do, be, or undergo
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All adjectives ending in "-able," "-ible," "-uble" and "-ble" can combine with the suffix "-ity" to form nouns ending in -ability , -ibility , -ubility , or -bility .