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Definitions of respectful

  1. Respectfulness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. feeling or manifesting veneration Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Marked or characterized by respect; as, respectful deportment. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Full of, or marked by, proper regard, esteem, or courtesy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Full of respect: marked by civility. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Full of respect; deferential. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. Marked by or manifesting respect. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Characterized by respect. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. Marked by outward civility; deferential; courteous; civil. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for respectful

  1. He did not, however, go up close to the window, or he certainly would have been seen; but he remained standing at a respectful distance, so that he would have some chance for escape, in case he should be discovered. – Frank on the Lower Mississippi by Harry Castlemon
  2. He is the least respectful of the sentiments entertained by me. – The Short Works of George Meredith by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
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