AskDefine | Define respectable

Dictionary Definition

respectable adj
1 worthy of respect; "a respectable woman" [ant: unrespectable]
2 deserving of esteem and respect; "all respectable companies give guarantees"; "ruined the family's good name" [syn: estimable, good, honorable]
3 large in amount or extent or degree; "it cost a considerable amount"; "a goodly amount"; "received a hefty bonus"; "a respectable sum"; "a tidy sum of money"; "a sizable fortune" [syn: goodly, goodish, hefty, sizable, sizeable, tidy]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. deserving respect
    He has stopped taking drugs and is now a respectable husband and father.


deserving respect

Extensive Definition

Respectable may refer to:
respectable in Japanese: クリケット (曖昧さ回避)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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