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respectfuladjective

uk   us   /rɪˈspekt.fəl/

respectful adjective (ADMIRATION)

C1 showingadmiration for someone or something: "We're so ​pleased to ​meet you at last," he said in a respectful ​tone of ​voice.
Opposite

respectful adjective (HONOUR)

C1 showingpoliteness or ​honour to someone or something: There was a respectful two-minute ​silence as we ​remembered the ​soldiers who had ​died in the ​war.be respectful of sth to ​accept that something is ​important and not to ​try to ​change it or ​causeoffence: He ​taught his ​children to be respectful of other ​cultures.
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