Respectable

Re*spect"a*ble

(--b'l), a. [F. respectable, LL. respectabilis.] 1. 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.
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No government, any more than an individual, will long be respected, without being truly respectable.
Madison.
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2. Moderate in degree of excellence or in number; as, a respectable performance; a respectable audience.
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--Re*spect"a*ble*ness,n. -- Re*spect"a*bly, adv.
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