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respectable

re·spect·a·ble

respectable

 
 
pronunciation:
rih spek t bl
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: displaying good breeding, manners, or character.
In the 1800s, a respectable woman would never smoke cigarettes.Her second husband had been a respectable man who was kind to her and her children.
synonyms:
honest, proper, upright, well-bred
antonyms:
ill-bred, sordid, uncouth
similar words:
aboveboard, decent, decorous, dependable, genteel, ladylike, principled, reliable, savory, seemly, trustworthy, truthful, virtuous, well-behaved
definition 2: of good reputation or social standing.
Her mother wished her to marry a respectable gentleman from a good family.
synonyms:
reputable
antonyms:
disreputable
similar words:
dependable, nice, praiseworthy, reliable, savory, solid, unsullied, untainted, untarnished
definition 3: acceptable in quality or quantity.
He has a respectable, but not excellent, batting average.I'm making a respectable income now.
 
synonyms:
ample, decent, passable, tolerable
antonyms:
disreputable, poor, unrespectable
similar words:
acceptable, adequate, all right, fair, moderate, satisfactory, sufficient
definition 4: worthy of respect.
She has a very respectable job as head of the nursing staff.
synonyms:
estimable, honorable
antonyms:
disreputable, unrespectable
similar words:
acceptable, admirable, considerable, decent, deserving, esteemed, praiseworthy, venerable, worthy
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derivation: respectably (adv.)