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Re*spect"a*ble (--b'l), a. [F. respectable, LL. respectabilis.]


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.


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.


© Webster 1913.

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