respectfully Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “respectfully” in the English Dictionary

"respectfully" in British English

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uk   us   /rɪˈspekt.fəl.i/

respectfully adverb (POLITE)

C2 in a way that ​shows you ​want to be ​polite or ​honour someone: When she was ​asked if she had any ​ambition to ​becomeprimeminister, she respectfully (= ​politely)declined to ​answer the ​question. As the ​body was ​carried through the ​crowd, ​peopledrew back respectfully (= to show ​theirrespect).

respectfully adverb (ADMIRATION)

C2 in a way that ​shows you ​admire someone or something: The ​audienceclapped respectfully as she ​stood up to ​speak.
(Definition of respectfully from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “respectfully”
in Chinese (Simplified) 礼貌, 恭敬的, 按照礼仪的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 禮貌, 恭敬的, 按照禮儀的…
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