1someone 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.
2good or satisfactory [= decent]:
a respectable income
Her exam results were respectable enough.
WORD FOCUS: good WORD FOCUS: good very good:excellent, fantastic, wonderful, great, terrific, neatAmerican 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, honourableBritish English/honorableAmerican English, upright, beyond reproach ➔ See alsogood
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.