[ ri-spek-tuh-bil-i-tee ]
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noun,plural re·spect·a·bil·i·ties for 3.
  1. the state or quality of being respectable.

  2. respectable social standing, character, or reputation.

  1. a respectable person or persons.

  2. respectabilities, things accepted as respectable.

Origin of respectability

First recorded in 1775–85; respectable + -ity

Other words from respectability

  • non·re·spect·a·bil·i·ty, noun, plural non·re·spect·a·bil·i·ties.
  • pre·re·spect·a·bil·i·ty, noun
  • sem·i·re·spect·a·bil·i·ty, noun
  • su·per·re·spect·a·bil·i·ty, noun
  • un·re·spect·a·bil·i·ty, noun

Words Nearby respectability Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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