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respectable

adjective  us   /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
noun [U]  us   /rɪˌspek·təˈbɪl·ɪ·t̬i/
Everything in the hotel had an air of old-time respectability.
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