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rɪˈspɛkt fəlre·spect·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. respectfuladjective

    full of or exhibiting respect

    "respectful behavior"; "a respectful glance"

  2. respectful, reverential, veneratingadjective

    feeling or manifesting veneration


  1. respectfuladjective

    Marked or characterized by respect; as, respectful deportment.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Respectfuladjective

    Ceremonious; full of outward civility.

    Etymology: respect and full.

    Will you be only, and for ever mine?
    From this dear bosom shall I ne’er be torn?
    Or you grow cold, respectful, or forsworn? Matthew Prior.

    With humble joy, and with respectful fear,
    The list’ning people shall his story hear. Matthew Prior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Respectfuladjective

    marked or characterized by respect; as, respectful deportment

Editors Contribution

  1. respectful

    The manner and feeling of respect.

    They were very respectful of everyone as the country was experiencing much change.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 17, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of respectful in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of respectful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of respectful in a Sentence

  1. Karen DeLano:

    It is my sincere desire to assist our students in learning to address their opinions and their values in a calm and respectful manner.

  2. Wendy Thomas:

    We have a few selfie rules in this house, you can't stick your tongue out and you have to be respectful.

  3. Lexie Nobrega:

    Be respectful... support large and local LGBT organizations, volunteer, donate to shelters, be supportive of your friends who are LGBT. Let them know that they're loved.

  4. Duda McKissic:

    I didn't like the police, I didn't want to have nothing to do with them, my coaches fixed my life because before I started playing for them I was basically on the wrong track just doing bad stuff and now it's just getting my grades better and being more respectful to my mom.

  5. Diana Lawrence:

    Dartmouth is and will remain committed to robust debate, respectful dialogue, and discussion, with the understanding that such interactions will sometimes be difficult or disagreeable, as an academic community, we are committed to free speech and open inquiry in all matters. Our students, faculty, and staff enjoy the freedom to speak, write, listen and challenge ideas in pursuit of better learning and understanding.

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