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Definitions for respectfully

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word respectfully.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. respectfullyadverb

    in a respectful manner

    "might I respectfully suggest to the Town Council that they should adopt a policy of masterly inactivity?"


  1. respectfullyadverb

    In a respectful manner.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Respectfullyadverb

    With some degree of reverence.

    Etymology: from respectful.

    To your glad genius sacrifice this day,
    Let common meats respectfully give way. Dryden.


  1. respectfully

    Respectfully means in a manner that shows politeness, regard, deference, or courtesy towards someone or something. It involves demonstrating respect or consideration for another person's feelings, wishes, rights, or traditions.

Editors Contribution

  1. respectfullyadverb

    In a respectful manner.

    They communicated respectfully.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 30, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of respectfully in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of respectfully in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of respectfully in a Sentence

  1. Maria Elvira Salazar:

    We are very frustrated, we are very upset : because we have called respectfully and told Joe Biden administration that this has nothing to do with political parties. Joe Biden will not meet.

  2. Elijah Cummings:

    On the advice of counsel, I respectfully decline to answer and assert my Fifth Amendment constitutional privilege.

  3. Joe Biden:

    In my many years on the campaign trail and in public life, I have offered countless handshakes, hugs, expressions of affection, support and comfort, and not once -- never -- did I believe I acted inappropriately. If it is suggested I did so, I will listen respectfully. But it was never my intention.

  4. Dallas Police Department:

    The investigation has been forwarded to the Dallas County District Attorney's Office for their actions. Therefore, we respectfully decline your interview request.

  5. Gerald Lefcourt:

    We respectfully disagree with the decision, if all the evidence were put before a jury we believe a jury would find for Mrs. Cohen. Fortunately, she can choose to pursue an appeal.

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