respectable

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respect +‎ -able

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respectable (comparative more respectable, superlative most respectable)

  1. Deserving respect.
    His accomplishments, morals, loyalty, and stature make him a respectable person.
    • 1893, Walter Besant, The Ivory Gate, Ch.III:
      In former days every tavern of repute kept such a room for its own select circle, a club, or society, of habitués, who met every evening, for a pipe and a cheerful glass. In this way all respectable burgesses, down to fifty years ago, spent their evenings.
  2. Decent; satisfactory.
    Turn up to the interview wearing something respectable.  She plays a respectable game of chess.  He got a respectable B+ on his last exam.

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Adjective[edit]

respectable m, f (masculine and feminine plural respectables)

  1. respectable

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

respect +‎ -able

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Adjective[edit]

respectable (masculine and feminine, plural respectables)

  1. respectable

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