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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Respectable  \Re*spect"a*ble\  (-?-b'l),  a.  [F.  respectable,  LL 
  respectabilis.] 
  1.  Worthy  of  respect;  fitted  to  awaken  esteem;  deserving 
  regard;  hence  of  good  repute;  not  mean  as  a  respectable 
  citizen.  ``The  respectable  quarter  of  Sicca.''  --J.  H. 
  Newman. 
 
  No  government,  any  more  than  an  individual,  will 
  long  be  respected,  without  being  truly  respectable. 
  --Madison. 
 
  2.  Moderate  in  degree  of  excellence  or  in  number;  as  a 
  respectable  performance;  a  respectable  audience. 
  --{Re*spect"a*ble*ness},n.  --  {Re*spect"a*bly},  adv 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  respectable 
  adj  1:  worthy  of  respect;  "a  respectable  woman"  [ant:  {unrespectable}] 
  2:  deserving  of  esteem  and  respect;  "all  respectable  companies 
  give  guarantees";  "ruined  the  family's  good  name"  [syn:  {estimable}, 
  {good},  {honorable}] 
  3:  large  in  amount  or  extent  or  degree;  "it  cost  a  considerable 
  amount";  "a  goodly  amount";  "received  a  hefty  bonus";  "a 
  respectable  sum";  "a  tidy  sum  of  money";  "a  sizable 
  fortune"  [syn:  {goodly},  {goodish},  {hefty},  {sizable},  {sizeable}, 
  {tidy}] 




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