What does the word respectful mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Marked by or manifesting respect.

Usage examples for respectful

  1. " Yes, Sir," says I, scentin' trouble and salutin' respectful. – Torchy, Private Sec. by Sewell Ford
  2. I have often followed you, but always at a respectful distance. – The Grey Cloak by Harold MacGrath
  3. I stated a fact, and gave the most respectful reason for it that occurred to me. – Select Speeches of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster