Definition of Respectability

1. Noun. Honorableness by virtue of being respectable and having a good reputation.

Exact synonyms: Reputability
Generic synonyms: Honorableness, Honourableness
Specialized synonyms: Decency
Antonyms: Disreputability, Unrespectability
Derivative terms: Reputable, Respectable, Respectable



Definition of Respectability

1. n. The state or quality of being respectable; the state or quality which deserves or commands respect.

Definition of Respectability

1. Noun. The quality of being respectable. ¹

2. Noun. The class of respectable people. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Respectability

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Respectability

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Literary usage of Respectability

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1. A Treatise of Human Nature by David Hume (1874)
"Understood as he himself understood his doctrine, it is only ' respectability '—the temper of the man who ' naturally,' ie, without definite expectation of ..."

2. Works of Thomas Hill Green by Thomas Hill Green (1894)
"Understood as he himself understood his doctrine, it is only 'respectability' — the temper of the man who 'naturally,' ie, without definite expectation of ..."

3. Works of Thomas Hill Green by Thomas Hill Green, Richard Lewis Nettleship (1894)
"Understood as he himself understood his doctrine, it is only 'respectability'—the temper of the man who 'naturally,' ie, without definite expectation of ..."

4. History of English Thought in the Eighteenth Century by William Randolph Hearst (1851)
"On being pressed by the examining counsel as to what he meant by respectability, the definition of the witness was, that' he kept a gig ..."

5. A Diary in America: With Remarks on Its Institutions. by Frederick Marryat (1839)
"... and, indeed, the parties whose names appear on the committee, are all of the first respectability in the State. " Meeting of the Freemen at St. Albans. ..."

6. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
""respectability" may have proved his bane in literature, though it was the mainspring of his social and political life.—SWIFT, LINDSAY, 1900, Our Literary ..."

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