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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.

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. Helen Prejean:

    I walked in the room and I looked at his face and I remembered, 'Oh my God, he's so young.' Which he is, i sensed he was very respectful, and I felt it was pretty easy to establish a rapport.

  2. Mary Ann Rogers:

    Instead of it being a circus of zingers and one-liners, we'll hopefully have a stage of people who want to be respectful of each other and really want to discuss the issues, so if there aren't enough debates, there's not enough time to decide. It's too important an election to just leave it to chance.

  3. Principal Sassano:

    We teach the children to be respectful, so if they choose not to recite the pledge, they stand quietly. Nothing is forced on the child.

  4. Natalie Dormer:

    A franchise can have important messages and hope to inspire a generation and still make a load of money and get [ backsides ] on seats, it's about the quality of the writing. We can be more sophisticated and more respectful of our audiences when we make big blockbusters.

  5. Csar Ros:

    The change of government doesnt mean the United States is going to weaken its borders so that there would be a massive migration. All of the families in the region have to take this into account, the fact that (Biden) has committed to a respectful approach to human rights doesnt mean theyre going to make immigration easier.

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