Definition of respectability noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//rɪˌspektəˈbɪləti//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˌspektəˈbɪləti//
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the fact of being considered socially acceptable middle-class notions of respectability The country has again achieved international respectability after years of isolation. The theory has now gained scientific respectability.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: respectability