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Definition of respectful adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

respectful

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//rɪˈspɛktfl//
 
 
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showing or feeling respect The onlookers stood at a respectful distance. We were brought up to be respectful of authority. opposite disrespectful
respectfully
 
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NAmE//rɪˈspɛktfəli//
 
adverb He listened respectfully. (formal) I would respectfully agree with this comment.
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