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respectable

adjective
     
re‧spect‧a‧ble
1 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.
2 good or satisfactory [= decent]:
a respectable income
Her exam results were respectable enough.
respectably adverb
respectability noun [uncountable]
WORD FOCUS: good 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

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