- Deserving respect.
- His accomplishments, morals, loyalty, and stature make him a respectable person.
- 1893, Walter Besant, The Ivory Gate, chapter III:
- In former days every tavern of repute kept such a room for its own select circle, a club, or society, of habitués, who met every evening, for a pipe and a cheerful glass. In this way all respectable burgesses, down to fifty years ago, spent their evenings.
- Decent; satisfactory.
- Turn up to the interview wearing something respectable. She plays a respectable game of chess. He got a respectable B+ on his last exam.
respectable m, f (masculine and feminine plural respectables)
respectable m, f (plural respectables)