Meaning of “respectably” in the English Dictionary


"respectably" in English

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uk /rɪˈspek.tə.bli/ us /rɪˈspek.tə.bli/

in a respectable way:

The two men were middle-aged and respectably dressed.

in a way that achieves a reasonable result:

He performed respectably in the Olympics, although he won no medals.
It is a small-budget film, but it has done respectably at the box office.

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