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English definition of “respectably”

respectably

adverb uk   /rɪˈspek.tə.bli/ us  
in a respectable waySuitable and acceptableQuite good, or not very good in a way that achieves a reasonable result: The car performs respectably on the motorway, although it is slightly noisy. It is a small-budget film, but it has done respectably at the box office.Enough
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