respectable




Something or someone respectable is honest, good, and proper. Respectable behavior includes things like contributing to charity, volunteering at an animal shelter, and helping your friends study vocabulary.

Anything or anyone respectable deserves respect for being honorable or moral. If you return a wallet that you find on the street, that’s respectable behavior. People would probably view you as a respectable person. However, if you removed all the money from the wallet before returning it, that’s not respectable. Respectable can also be used to describe to an adequate or large amount of something. If you return the wallet untouched, you might get a respectable sum as a reward.

Definitions of respectable
  1. adjective

    deserving of esteem and respect

    “all
    respectable companies give guarantees”
    synonyms:
    estimable, good, honorable

    reputable

    having a good reputation
  2. adjective

    characterized by socially or conventionally acceptable morals

    “a
    respectable woman”
    Synonyms:

    good

    having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified
    reputable

    having a good reputation
    decent, nice

    socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous
    presentable

    fit to be seen
    solid, upstanding

    meriting respect or esteem
    worthy

    having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable
    see moresee less

    Antonyms:

    unrespectable

    unworthy of respect

  3. adjective

    large in amount or extent or degree

    “a
    respectable sum”
    synonyms:
    goodish, goodly, healthy, hefty, sizable, sizeable, tidy

    considerable

    large or relatively large in number or amount or extent or degree

Word Family