Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Deserving of respect; honorable.

Part of speech: adjective

Fairly good; tolerable.

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Usage examples "respectable":

  1. She is a most respectable old party, and she shall come if you will let her." - "The Landleaguers", Anthony Trollope.
  2. Sometimes I wish every promising radical kid in the country could get himself into some scandal that would cut him off for life from any chance of being received by this damned respectable upper class! - "The Harbor", Ernest Poole.
  3. I was thinking that, so far as I knew those respectable gentlemen, no one of them would have helped my lord in this for ten times a hundred pounds. - "When Love Calls", Stanley J. Weyman.