respectful

If you’re respectful, you show consideration and regard for someone or something. Be respectful of your neighbors and turn down your disco music when it gets late.

Respectful is the adjective form of the common word respect, which means a feeling of admiration. So when you behave in a way that’s respectful, you’re doing something to show admiration for another person. You might sit in respectful silence when your teacher enters the room. You can be respectful of situations as well as people. You might be respectful of the democratic process and not complain about not winning your school election.

Definitions of respectful
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adj full of or exhibiting respect

respectful behavior”
“a respectful glance”
Synonyms:
courteous
characterized by courtesy and gracious good manners
humble
marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful
deferent, deferential, regardful
showing deference
honorific
conferring or showing honor or respect
reverent
feeling or showing profound respect or veneration
Antonyms:
disrespectful
exhibiting lack of respect; rude and discourteous
discourteous
showing no courtesy; rude
immodest
having or showing an exaggerated opinion of your importance, ability, etc
offensive
causing anger or annoyance
annihilating, devastating, withering
making light of
contemptuous, disdainful, insulting, scornful
expressing extreme contempt
contumelious
arrogantly insolent
derisive, gibelike, jeering, mocking, taunting
abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule
impious, undutiful
lacking due respect or dutifulness
flip, impudent, insolent, snotty-nosed
marked by casual disrespect
undeferential
not showing courteous respect
irreverent
showing lack of due respect or veneration
sarcastic
expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds
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adj feeling or manifesting veneration

Synonyms:
reverential, venerating
reverent
feeling or showing profound respect or veneration

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