Meaning of “respectable” in the English Dictionary

"respectable" in British English

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respectableadjective

uk /rɪˈspek.tə.bəl/ us /rɪˈspek.tə.bəl/

B2 considered to be socially acceptable because of your good character, appearance, or behaviour:

a respectable young woman from a good family
This part of the city has become quite respectable in the last ten years.
I wore my boring, respectable suit to the interview.

C2 A respectable amount or quality is large enough or of a good enough standard to be acceptable:

She earns a respectable salary.
The final score was a respectable 2–1.

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(Definition of “respectable” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"respectable" in American English

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respectableadjective

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.

(Definition of “respectable” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)