Respectability

  • 1 Respectability — Re*spect a*bil i*ty (r?*sp?kt ?*b?l ?*t?), n. The state or quality of being respectable; the state or quality which deserves or commands respect. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 respectability — index character (reputation), decorum, distinction (reputation), honesty, honor (good reputation) …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 respectability — [ri spek΄tə bil′ə tē] n. pl. respectabilities 1. the quality or state of being respectable 2. respectable character, reputation, or social status 3. respectable people as a group 4. [pl.] patterns of living or behaving regarded as respectable …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 respectability — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ bourgeois, middle class ▪ academic, intellectual, political, scientific, social ▪ international …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 5 respectability — re|spect|a|bil|i|ty [ rı,spektə bıləti ] noun uncount the quality of obeying the moral or social standards that are accepted by most people: They had an air of respectability …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 6 respectability — noun (U) the quality of being considered morally correct and socially acceptable: The couple exuded an air of quiet respectability …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 respectability — UK [rɪˌspektəˈbɪlətɪ] / US noun [uncountable] the quality of obeying the moral or social standards that are accepted by most people They had an air of respectability …

    English dictionary

  • 8 respectability — respectable ► ADJECTIVE 1) regarded by society as being proper, correct, and good. 2) of some merit or importance. 3) adequate or acceptable in number, size, or amount. DERIVATIVES respectability noun respectably adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 respectability — noun see respectable I …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 respectability — /ri spek teuh bil i tee/, n., pl. respectabilities for 3. 1. the state or quality of being respectable. 2. respectable social standing, character, or reputation. 3. a respectable person or persons. 4. respectabilities, things accepted as… …

    Universalium

  • 11 respectability — noun a) The quality of being respectable. b) The class of respectable people …

    Wiktionary

  • 12 respectability — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. integrity, decency, propriety, reputability; see honesty 1 , virtue 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Conformity to recognized standards, as of conduct or appearance: comeliness, correctness, decency, decentness,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 respectability — re·spect·a·bil·i·ty || rɪ‚spektÉ™ bɪlÉ™tɪ n. quality of being respectable, honorableness, worthiness of esteem …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 14 respectability — n. Estimableness, reputableness, respectableness …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 15 respectability — n 1. decency, propriety, good taste, decorum, dignity, respectableness; appropriateness, seemliness, fitness, suitability, suitableness, becomingness, etiquette, formality. 2. virtue, goodness, morality; probity, integrity, uprightness, rectitude …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 16 respectability — re·spect·abil·i·ty …

    English syllables

  • 17 respectability — /rəspɛktəˈbɪləti/ (say ruhspektuh biluhtee) noun (plural respectabilities) 1. the state or quality of being respectable. 2. respectable social standing, character, or reputation. 3. respectable people. 4. (plural) things accepted as respectable …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 respectability — n. 1 the state of being respectable. 2 those who are respectable …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 (a) patina of respectability — a patina of success/respectability/sophistication/etc phrase if someone or something has a patina of some quality such as success, they appear to be successful, but they are not Thesaurus: small amounts of a feeling or qualitysynonym M …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 respectabilité — [ rɛspɛktabilite ] n. f. • 1784; angl. respectability, d apr. respectable ♦ Caractère d une personne ou d une chose respectable. La respectabilité d un notable. Apparence d honorabilité. « Le pharisaïsme avait mis le salut au prix [...] d une… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle


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