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Definitions of respectable

  1. deserving of esteem and respect; "all respectable companies give guarantees"; "ruined the family's good name" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. large in amount or extent or degree; "it cost a considerable amount"; "a goodly amount"; "received a hefty bonus"; "a respectable sum"; "a tidy sum of money"; "a sizable fortune" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. worthy of respect; "a respectable woman" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Worthy of respect; fitted to awaken esteem; deserving regard; hence, of good repute; not mean; as, a respectable citizen. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Moderate in degree of excellence or in number; as, a respectable performance; a respectable audience. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Worthy of regard or esteem, being of good name, or reputes of moderate excellence or size; as, a respectable performance; a respectable audience; fairly good. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Respectably. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Respectableness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Worthy of respect or regard: moderate in excellence or number: not mean or despicable. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Respectability. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Worthy of respect; not contemptible. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Deserving of respect; honorable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Fairly good; tolerable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Possessing the qualities which command respect; held in respect; moderate in excellence or number, but not despicable. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. Deserving respect; worthy of esteem and honour; moderately excellent; not mean; ordinary. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. Deserving respect (did it from r. motives); not inconsiderable in amount &c., of some merit or importance, fairly good or many or much, tolerable, passable, (a r. hill, antiquity, painter, minority; r. talents); of fair social standing, having the qualities necessary for such standing, not disreputable, honest& decent in conduct, (of pursuits, clothes, &c.) befitting r. persons; hence respectably adv. (N.) a r. person (usu. in pl.). Concise Oxford Dictionary
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