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1. respectful

adjective. ['rɪˈspɛktfəl'] full of or exhibiting respect.

Synonyms

  • deferential
  • courteous
  • reverent
  • humble
  • regardful
  • deferent

Antonyms

  • proud
  • disrespectful
  • discourteous
  • discourtesy

Etymology

  • -ful (English)
  • respect (English)
  • respectus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Respectful

  • neglectful

Sentences with respectful


1. Adjective
Model respectful behavior for yourself and treat others the same way to model how you want to be treated.

Quotes about respectful


1. In the household in which I was raised, the themes were pretty simple. 'Work hard. Don't quit. Be appreciative, be thankful, be grateful, be respectful. Also, never whine, never complain. And always, for crying out loud, keep a sense of humor.'
- Michael Keaton

2. A youth, when at home, should be filial and, abroad, respectful to his elders. He should be earnest and truthful. He should overflow in love to all and cultivate the friendship of the good. When he has time and opportunity, after the performance of these things, he should employ them in polite studies.
- Confucius

3. You are speaking of my future lover. Be more respectful.
- Charlaine Harris, Club Dead

2. self-respectful

adjective. having or showing self-esteem.

Synonyms

  • dignified
  • self-respecting

Antonyms

  • modest
  • unimpressive
  • inelegant

3. respectful

adjective. ['rɪˈspɛktfəl'] feeling or manifesting veneration.

Synonyms

  • reverent
  • reverential

Antonyms

  • impolite
  • impious
  • immodest

Etymology

  • -ful (English)
  • respect (English)
  • respectus (Latin)
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