from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Meriting respect or esteem; worthy.
- adj. Of or appropriate to good or proper behavior or conventional conduct.
- adj. Of moderately good quality: respectable work.
- adj. Considerable in amount, number, or size: a respectable sum of money.
- adj. Acceptable in appearance; presentable: a respectable hat.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. deserving respect
- adj. decent; satisfactory
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Worthy of respect; fitted to awaken esteem; deserving regard; hence, of good repute; not mean.
- adj. Moderate in degree of excellence or in number.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being respected; worthy of respect or esteem.
- Having an honest or good reputation; standing well with other people; reputable: as, born of poor but respectable parents.
- Occupying or pertaining to a fairly good position in society; moderately well-to-do.
- Mediocre; moderate; fair; not despisable.
- Proper; decent: as, conduct that is not respectable.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. deserving of esteem and respect
- adj. characterized by socially or conventionally acceptable morals
- adj. large in amount or extent or degree
respect + -able (Wiktionary)