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.

Primary Meanings of respectable

1.
adj
deserving of esteem and respect
2.
adj
large in amount or extent or degree
Full Definitions of respectable
1

adj deserving of esteem and respect

“all respectable companies give guarantees”
Synonyms:
estimable, good, honorable
reputable
having a good reputation

adj 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
Antonyms:
unrespectable
unworthy of respect
2

adj 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

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