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Respectable meaning

respectable - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. Worthy of respect; fitted to awaken esteem; deserving regard; hence, of good repute; not mean; as, a respectable citizen.
  2. 2. Moderate in degree of excellence or in number; as, a respectable performance; a respectable audience.
  3. 3. Respectability.
  4. 4. Worthy of respect; not contemptible.

respectable - examples of usage

  1. The policy is simply perfect freedom, with support and substantial assistance to any and to every movement set on foot by the respectable men of Fleeceborough, or by the tenant farmers round about. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. We're a respectable middle- class family, living at Highgate." - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. Thus have the accounts of two respectable witnesses, Dr. Irvine and Gen. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
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