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rɪˈspɛk tə bəlre·spectable

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. respectableadjective

    characterized by socially or conventionally acceptable morals

    "a respectable woman"

  2. estimable, good, honorable, respectableadjective

    deserving of esteem and respect

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

  3. goodly, goodish, healthy, hefty, respectable, sizable, sizeable, tidyadjective

    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. respectableadjective

    deserving respect

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

  2. respectableadjective

    decent; satisfactory

Webster Dictionary

  1. Respectableadjective

    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. Respectableadjective

    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

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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. John McFarlane:

    We've had a full 12 months of clean and respectable profits, producing earnings per share of 20 pence. When I joined, we were loss-making and dividends were paid from reserves. We've firmly drawn a line on the past.

  2. Markus Huber:

    European equities are trading higher this morning as a very respectable European earnings season and improving growth prospects are providing investors with plenty of reasons why to favour European stocks versus Asian and U.S. ones, overall sentiment remains positive with Europe likely to continue to outperform their American peers.

  3. Martha Roby:

    The best thing for our country and our party is for Trump to step aside and allow a responsible, respectable Republican to lead the ticket, hillary Clinton must not be president. But withTrump leading the ticket, she will be.

  4. Luis Elizondo:

    What we have been doing is trying to find the most qualified individuals at the most respectable institutions to conduct scientific analysis, that scientific analysis includes physical analysis, it includes molecular and chemical analysis and ultimately it includes nuclear analysis.

  5. Jeffree Star:

    I don't want anyone that is inspired by me to think that gossip, hate and negativity is how you get popular. It's not respectable at all and I've had to learn the hard way, i want you guys to know I am not who I used to be and I haven't been for a while. I will never handle a situation like this again.

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