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Definition of the adjective respectable

What does respectable mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more respectable / most respectable

  1. characterized by socially or conventionally acceptable morals
  2. deserving of esteem and respect
  3. large in amount or extent or degree

Alternative definition of the adjective respectable


  1. deserving respect


Respectable is a British sitcom, first shown in six episodes from 30 August to 4 October 2006 on Five; it was later repeated on Paramount Comedy 1.


  1. "Respectable" is a song by The Rolling Stones from their 1978 album Some Girls. It was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. In the liner notes to the 1993 compilation album Jump Back: The Best of The Rolling Stones, Jagger said, "It's important to be somewhat influenced by what's going on around you and on the Some Girls album, I think we definitely became more aggressive because of the punk thing...
  2. "Respectable" is a hit song that became a number one single for one week in the UK on March 1987 for Mel and Kim, that was written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman. It was the team's second number one, and was also number one in New Zealand for five weeks spanning July and August, and in Australia, Germany, Switzerland, and The Netherlands.
  3. "Respectable" is a composition.
  4. "Respectable" is a 1978 single album by The Rolling Stones.
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Respectable

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Google previewA Dictionary of the Otchipwe Language (1878)

Explained in English by Frederic Baraga

It is respectable; ...

Google previewA Dictionary in Sanscrit and English; Translated, Amended and Enlarged from an Original Compilation, Prepared by Learned Natives for the College of for William. 2. Ed (1832)

by Horace Hayman Wilson

Respectable, venerable. * Apposite, proper. “To be sought or obtained. m. (-uk)' A master, an owner. “A name of Buddha. "A friend. f. (-tät) * A name of PARVATs. * A kind of metre, measured by feet, each foot being equal to four short syllables, ...



Of a good family, respectable ; proper ; that may be had. m. A master, (sgr) 1./. Name of Parvati ; a metre.

Google previewJunior School Dictionary (2002)

by Linsay Knight, Andrew Delahunty

Family, respectful adjective showing respect respectfully adverb respectfulness noun Similar Meaning: for definition 1 esteem respectable adjective 1 living your life or behaving in a way that most people think is suitable or decent: a ...

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Quotes about Respectable

The whole force of the respectable circles to which I belonged, that respectable circle which knew as I did not the value of security won, the slender chance of replacing it if lost or abandoned, was against me. (Ida Tarbell)
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Scrabble value of R1E1S1P3E1C3T1A1B3L1E1

The value of this 11-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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