noun. ['riːˌspɛktəˈbɪlɪti'] honorableness by virtue of being respectable and having a good reputation.
- -ability (English)
- -ablete (Middle English (1100-1500))
- respect (English)
- respectus (Latin)
Words that Rhyme with Respectability
Example sentences of the word respectability
1. Noun, singular or mass
You'll want to present an image of stability and respectability to fight the false allegations against you.
Quotes containing the word respectability
1. Advice,"Doña Vorchenza chuckled. "Advice. The years play a sort of alchemical trick, transmuting one's mutterings to a state of respectability. Give advice at forty and you're a nag. Give it at seventy and you're a sage.
- Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora
2. Far from rejecting outright any hierarchy of success or failure, philosophy instead reconfigures the judging process, lending legitimacy to theidea that themainstream value system may unfairly consign some people to disgrace and others to respectability.
- Alain de Botton, Status Anxiety