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respectful

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrespectfulre‧spect‧ful /rɪˈspektfəl/ ●○○ adjective 🔊 🔊 POLITEfeeling or showing respect opp disrespectful 🔊 They listened in respectful silence.respectful of 🔊 He was always respectful of my independence.see thesaurus at politerespectfully adverbrespectfulness noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
respectfulSomehow it doesn't seem respectful.His words to the tree seemed to be respectful and thoughtful, and he addressed whatever he saw as Sister.They stood a respectful distance away from the casket.Gary simply sat with an admiring and respectful look on his face.We are respectful of one another.Grouped around one car in a respectful semicircle, they stared, their eyes fixed to one window.They waited in respectful silence as the funeral procession went past.If children were taught to be more respectful towards their elders, maybe these crimes wouldn't happen so often.Coming on all awed and respectful would just put the wind up her.respectful ofWe always try to be respectful of each other's preferences.
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