someone who is respectable behaves in a way that is considered socially acceptable:
hard-working, respectable people
a respectable family
Put a tie on - it'll make you look more respectable.
good or satisfactory [= decent]:
a respectable income
Her exam results were respectable enough.
—respectability noun [uncountable]WORD FOCUS: good
very good: excellent, fantastic, wonderful, great, terrific, neat American English, superb, amazing, outstanding, brilliant, impressive, fine, first-class, out of this world
of good quality: high quality, top quality, superior, deluxe, classy
morally good: decent, virtuous, respectable, honourable British English/honorable American English, upright, beyond reproach
➔ See also good