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Meaning of RESPECTABLE

Pronunciation:  ri'spektubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  large in amount or extent or degree; "it cost a considerable amount"; "a goodly amount"; "received a hefty bonus"; "a respectable sum"; "a tidy sum of money"; "a sizable fortune"
  2. [adj]  deserving of esteem and respect; "all respectable companies give guarantees"; "ruined the family's good name"
  3. [adj]  worthy of respect; "a respectable woman"
 

RESPECTABLE is a 11 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: considerable, decent, estimable, fair, good, goodish, goodly, hefty, honorable, nice, presentable, reputable, sizable, sizeable, tidy, worthy
 
 Antonyms: unrespectable
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re*spect"a*ble\ (-?-b'l), a. [F. respectable, LL.
respectabilis.]
1. Worthy of respect; fitted to awaken esteem; deserving
   regard; hence, of good repute; not mean; as, a respectable
   citizen. ``The respectable quarter of Sicca.'' --J. H.
   Newman.

         No government, any more than an individual, will
         long be respected, without being truly respectable.
                                               --Madison.

2. Moderate in degree of excellence or in number; as, a
   respectable performance; a respectable audience.
   --{Re*spect"a*ble*ness},n. -- {Re*spect"a*bly}, adv.

 

 

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