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respectably

adverb uk   us   /rɪˈspek.tə.bli/
in a respectable way in a way that achieves a reasonable result: The car performs respectably on the motorway, although it is slightly noisy. It is a small-budget film, but it has done respectably at the box office.
Translations of “respectably”
in Chinese (Traditional) 體面地, 得體地, 正派地…
in Chinese (Simplified) 体面地, 得体地, 正派地…
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