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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.

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. Matt Araiza:

    We are aware of the lawsuit that was filed yesterday and we respectfully decline to comment.

  2. Alex Bowman:

    Racing Kyle Busch is always fun, got to race him for a couple wins. We’ve always raced each other super clean and super respectfully.

  3. The Emily Post Institute:

    State your boundaries, state your comfort levels and respectfully offer to let the other person operate within their own [ comfort zone ].

  4. Katie Couric:

    Well, you know, it’s been a very painful time for a lot of people who worked with Matt, knew him, and care about him, who never witnessed this behavior that is now obviously being talked about, i don’t know the full extent of all these things that happened. I can only talk about my personal experience and I was always treated respectfully and appropriately.

  5. Kate Bedingfield:

    Vice President Biden has dedicated his public life to changing the culture and the laws around violence against women, he authored and fought for the passage and reauthorization of the landmark Violence Against Women Act. He firmly believes that women have a right to be heard -- and heard respectfully. Such claims should also be diligently reviewed by an independent press.

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    • A. abrupt
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