|part of speech:
||having or showing respect or politeness.
Respectful citizens along the street bowed their heads as the coffin went by.It is not respectful to the instructor to shout out answers without being called on.
- considerate, courteous, polite, regardful, thoughtful
- abusive, disdainful, disrespectful, flippant, irreverent, scornful, smart
- similar words:
- attentive, civil, decorous, dutiful, mannerly, obedient, observant, proper, seemly, submissive, well-behaved
||courteous, good, humble, polite, thoughtful
||respectfully (adv.), respectfulness (n.)