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[ UK /ɹɪspˈɛktəbə‍l/ ]
[ US /ɹiˈspɛktəbəɫ, ɹɪˈspɛktəbəɫ/ ]
  1. large in amount or extent or degree
    a goodly amount
    a tidy sum of money
    it cost a considerable amount
    a sizable fortune
    a respectable sum
    received a hefty bonus
    a sizable fortune
  2. characterized by socially or conventionally acceptable morals
    a respectable woman
  3. deserving of esteem and respect
    all respectable companies give guarantees
    ruined the family's good name
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How To Use respectable In A Sentence

  • His savings were just enough to pay for a respectable funeral.
  • Many respectable scholars flirt with this stage, and some seem to delight in flaunting their embrace of it; their more staid colleagues are usually indulgent. Did you know that Jews control the Washington Post? [Bumped.] - Moe_Lane’s blog - RedState
  • All very respectable and middle-class. Times, Sunday Times
  • On occasion, when a school of blackfish disported by, each one of them a whale of respectable size, Nishikanta would be beside himself in the ecstasy of inflicting pain. CHAPTER XII
  • But the fact remains that Wolf and the tendency Wolf represented made an inward-looking discipline possible and, ultimately, respectable.
  • There are many well-paid and highly respectable careers which do not require a university education, and this is rarely talked about. Times, Sunday Times
  • I fancy that he supposed me ignorant of the matter, or thought that if I had heard of it, I should never connect the respectable Dr. Black of Harlesden with a poor garreteer in the backwoods of London. The House of Souls
  • The further that respectable society shuns the children, the more they follow the only route open to them and fulfil all negative expectations.
  • Poor Leigh defence let the home team in for several soft tries which gave the home team a respectable result.
  • But she had nothing to say throwing any light on the investigation, save that she admitted reluctantly that "Anny" would have been such a nice, respectable young woman if it hadn't been for the drink. The Lodger
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