What does respectable mean?

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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"


  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

  2. Respectable(adj)

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

  3. Origin: [F. respectable, LL. respectabilis.]


  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?

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  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. Elizabeth Barrett Browning:

    Since when was genius found respectable?

  2. Elizabeth Barrett Browning:

    The devil's most devilish when respectable.

  3. Mark Twain:

    Virtue has never been as respectable as money.

  4. Eddie Wilson:

    She's a respectable little Christian girl but she got lured in.

  5. George Bernard Shaw:

    The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.

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