respectability

[ ri-spek-tuh-bil-i-tee ]
/ rɪˌspɛk təˈbɪl ɪ ti /

noun, plural re·spect·a·bil·i·ties for 3.

the state or quality of being respectable.
respectable social standing, character, or reputation.
a respectable person or persons.
respectabilities, things accepted as respectable.

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Origin of respectability

First recorded in 1775–85; respectable + -ity

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