respectable


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Synonyms for respectable

Synonyms for respectable

Synonyms for respectable

characterized by socially or conventionally acceptable morals

deserving of esteem and respect

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large in amount or extent or degree

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So thought every harassed, hampered, respectable boy in St.
She is the natural daughter of nobody knows whom, with probably no settled provision at all, and certainly no respectable relations.
The son, a steady respectable young man, was amply provided for by the fortune of his mother, which had been large, and half of which devolved on him on his coming of age.
In this respect the House was much on a par with the Country; which did very often disinherit its sons for suggesting improvements in laws and customs that had long been highly objectionable, but were only the more respectable.
But in that quality, as in every other he possessed, he only seemed to be the more respectable.
No Dunsey had come back: people had made up their minds that he was gone for a soldier, or gone "out of the country", and no one cared to be specific in their inquiries on a subject delicate to a respectable family.
Sancho, deserting Dapple, hung on to the duchess and entered the castle, but feeling some twinges of conscience at having left the ass alone, he approached a respectable duenna who had come out with the rest to receive the duchess, and in a low voice he said to her, "Senora Gonzalez, or however your grace may be called-"
No government, any more than an individual, will long be respected without being truly respectable; nor be truly respectable, without possessing a certain portion of order and stability.
Take for example an equilateral Triangle -- who represents with us a Tradesman of the respectable class.
Most of the lodgers are respectable, educated, and even bookish people.
To work in this garden was one of his most respectable pleasures; and Elizabeth admired the command of countenance with which Charlotte talked of the healthfulness of the exercise, and owned she encouraged it as much as possible.
Four hundred dollars a year does not appear a large sum, even to the nouveaux riches of America, but it sufficed to give Adrienne and her grandmother a comfortable, and even a respectable subsistence in the provinces.
The elderly, respectable seaman, withdrawing his gaze from that multitude of spars, gave me a glance to make sure of our fellowship in the craft and mystery of the sea.
Fanny was disposed to think the influence of London very much at war with all respectable attachments.
I think it would be more respectable if I could--if I could"--and her voice trembled to a pause.