What does respectable mean?

Definitions for respectable
rɪˈspɛk tə bəlre·spectable

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. respectable(adj)

    characterized by socially or conventionally acceptable morals

    "a respectable woman"

  2. estimable, good, honorable, respectable(adj)

    deserving of esteem and respect

    "all respectable companies give guarantees"; "ruined the family's good name"

  3. goodly, goodish, healthy, hefty, respectable, sizable, sizeable, tidy(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"

Wiktionary

  1. respectable(Adjective)

    deserving respect

    His accomplishments, morals, loyalty, and stature make him a respectable person.

  2. respectable(Adjective)

    decent; satisfactory

Webster Dictionary

  1. Respectable(adj)

    worthy of respect; fitted to awaken esteem; deserving regard; hence, of good repute; not mean; as, a respectable citizen

    Etymology: [F. respectable, LL. respectabilis.]

  2. Respectable(adj)

    moderate in degree of excellence or in number; as, a respectable performance; a respectable audience

    Etymology: [F. respectable, LL. respectabilis.]

Freebase

  1. Respectable

    "Respectable" is a number one single for one week in the UK on March 1987 for Mel and Kim, that was written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman. It was the team's second number one, and was also number one in New Zealand for five weeks spanning July and August, and in Australia, Germany, Switzerland, and The Netherlands. A memorable feature of the song is the sampled and sequenced first syllable of the chorus: "Tay, tay, tay, tay, t-t, t-t, t, tay, tay, take or leave us...".

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'respectable' in Adjectives Frequency: #891

How to pronounce respectable?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say respectable in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of respectable in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of respectable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of respectable in a Sentence

  1. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    Authoritativeness is one of the attributes of true leadership. In other words, whoever that professes to be a true leader should be authoritative in nature. I mean, he or she is expected to be commanding respect and he or she should be self-confident as well, wherever he or she goes. Besides that, for Clarification's sake, to be commanding respect means to be respectable or rather to be worthy of other people's respect. Whereas, to be self-confident means to believe in one's own ability, worth and potential. That is to say, every true leader is expected to be worthy of other people's respect. Moreover, he or she ought to believe in his or her own ability, potential and value. To my mind (in my opinion), anyway. ~Emeasoba George

  2. Patricio Rivera:

    We will have respectable economic growth (in 2015). It will be very satisfactory given this situation.

  3. Elizabeth Barrett Browning:

    Since when was genius found respectable?

  4. William Ellery Channing:

    Innocent amusements are such as excite moderately, and such as produce a cheerful frame of mind, not boisterous mirth; such as refresh, instead of exhausting, the system; such as recur frequently, rather than continue long; such as send us back to our daily duties invigorated in body and spirit; such as we can partake of in the presence and society of respectable friends; such as consist with and are favorable to a grateful piety; such as are chastened by self-respect, and are accompanied with the consciousness that life has a higher end than to be amused.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    Friends who are truly acceptable to our hearts are fully respectable right from the day the friendship starts.

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