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respectable 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/riˈspektəbəl/,
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Regarded by society to be good, proper, or correct,
  1. Regarded by society to be good, proper, or correct
    • - they thought the stage no life for a respectable lady
  2. (of a person's appearance, clothes, or behavior) Decent or presentable
    • - a perfectly respectable pair of pajamas!
  3. Of some merit or importance
    • - a respectable botanical text
  4. Adequate or acceptable in number, size, or amount
    • - America's GDP grew by a respectable 2.6 percent

  1. characterized by socially or conventionally acceptable morals; "a respectable woman"
  2. estimable: deserving of esteem and respect; "all respectable companies give guarantees"; "ruined the family's good name"
  3. goodly: large in amount or extent or degree; "it cost a considerable amount"; "a goodly amount"; "received a hefty bonus"; "a respectable sum"; "a tidy sum of money"; "a sizable fortune"
  4. (respectability) honorableness by virtue of being respectable and having a good reputation
  5. (respectably) to a tolerably worthy extent; "he did respectably well for his age"
  6. "Respectable" was a UK number one single for one week in March 1987 for Mel and Kim. Written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman, it was the team's second number one. It was also number one in New Zealand for five weeks spanning July and August, and in Germany, Switzerland, and The Netherlands.
  7. "Respectable" is a song by The Rolling Stones from their 1978 album Some Girls. It was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. ...
  8. Respectable is a British sitcom, first shown in six episodes from 30 August to 4 October 2006 on Five; it was later repeated on Paramount Comedy 1.
  9. (Respectability) Respect denotes both a positive feeling of esteem for a person or other entity (such as a nation or a religion), and also specific actions and conduct representative of that esteem. Respect can be a specific feeling of regard for the actual qualities of the one respected (e.g. ...
  10. (Respectability) The dickey on the bosom of civilization.
  11. worthy of respect or esteem