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Definition of Respectable

Respectable

  1. Worthy of respect; fitted to awaken esteem; deserving regard; hence, of good repute; not mean; as, a respectable citizen.
  2. Moderate in degree of excellence or in number; as, a respectable performance; a respectable audience.

Respectable Quotations

Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
George Orwell

If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable. - Louis D. Brandeis
If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.
Louis D. Brandeis

The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.
John Kenneth Galbraith

I don't ever want it to be about me. A friend of mine told me, 'The difference between fame and notoriety is fame is when people know you, and notoriety is when people know your work.' The first one is not respectable, but the second one is, because that leaves a legacy.
Troy Baker

Unless your government is respectable, foreigners will invade your rights; and to maintain tranquillity, it must be respectable - even to observe neutrality, you must have a strong government.
Alexander Hamilton
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Respectable Translations

respectable in Dutch is achtenswaardig, achtbaar
respectable in German is ehrbar, ansehnlich
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