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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

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

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

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

The whole force of the respectable circles to which I belonged, that respectable circle which knew as I did not the value of security won, the slender chance of replacing it if lost or abandoned, was against me.
Ida Tarbell
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Respectable Translations

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