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English definition of “respectable”


adjective    /rɪˈspek·tə·bəl/
socially acceptable because of having a good character or appearance or behaving in a way that is approved of: It was hard to find a clean shirt that looked respectable enough to be seen in. Respectable also means large enough or good enough to be acceptable : a respectable income Her school has a respectable basketball program . respectability    /rɪˌspek·təˈbɪl·ɪ·t̬i/ noun [U] Everything in the hotel had an air of old-time respectability.
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