respectful

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respect +‎ -ful

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respectful ‎(comparative more respectful, superlative most respectful)

  1. Marked or characterized by respect
    • 1907, Marshall Broomhall (Editor), The Chinese Empire. A General & Missionary Survey/The Province of Kansu
      On the whole, indifference rather than open hostility has been the attitude of the people towards the Gospel, but since 1900 there has been a more eager and respectful attention to the things taught.
    It is of great importance that you act in a respectful manner towards the duke and duchess.
    They used highly respectful language when conversing with the elders.

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