Definition of respectable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    respectable

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//rɪˈspektəbl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈspektəbl//
     
     
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  1. 1considered by society to be acceptable, good or correct a highly respectable neighbourhood a respectable married man Go and make yourself look respectable. opposite disreputable
  2. 2fairly good; that there is not reason to be ashamed of synonym acceptable a perfectly respectable result Economic growth has averaged at a respectable 2.5 per cent.
  3. Extra examples She seems respectable enough. Economic growth has averaged at a respectable 2.5 per cent. I regard the defendant as eminently respectable. I’m a respectable married woman. It was a perfectly respectable result. It’s about time you got yourself a respectable job. The group gave quite a respectable performance. They achieved the respectable score of 87 points. This is a respectable neighbourhood.
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