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English definition of “respectfully”

respectfully

adverb (ADMIRATION)    /rɪˈspekt.fəl.i/
C2 in a way that shows you admire someone or something: The audience clapped respectfully as she stood up to speak.Showing respect and admiration
(Definition of respectfully adverb (ADMIRATION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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