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To be a good Briton, a man must trade profitably, marry respectably, live cleanly, avoid excess, revere the established order, and wear his heart in his breeches pocket or anywhere but on his sleeve.
William Ernest Henley

Meaning of "respectably" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF RESPECTABLY

respectably  [rɪˈspɛktəblɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RESPECTABLY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Respectably is an adverb.
The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES RESPECTABLY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of respectably in the English dictionary

The first definition of respectably in the dictionary is properly; presentably. Other definition of respectably is decently; in accordance with social proprieties. Respectably is also quite well.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RESPECTABLY


charitably
ˈtʃærɪtəblɪ
comfortably
ˈkʌmfətəblɪ
delectably
dɪˈlektəblɪ
expectably
ɪkˈspektəblɪ
indestructibly
ˌɪndɪˈstrʌktəblɪ
ineluctably
ˌɪnɪˈlʌktəblɪ
inevitably
ɪnˈɛvɪtəblɪ
intractably
ɪnˈtræktəblɪ
irritably
ˈɪrɪtəblɪ
notably
ˈnəʊtəblɪ
predictably
prɪˈdɪktəblɪ
profitably
ˈprɒfɪtəblɪ
regrettably
rɪˈɡretəblɪ
reputably
ˈrepjʊtəblɪ
suitably
ˈsuːtəblɪ
tractably
ˈtræktəblɪ
unacceptably
ˌʌnəkˈsɛptəblɪ
uncomfortably
ʌnˈkʌmftəblɪ
unforgettably
ˌʌnfəˈɡɛtəblɪ
unpredictably
ˌʌnprɪˈdɪktəblɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RESPECTABLY

respecify
respect
respectabilise
respectability
respectabilize
respectable
respectableness
respectant
respected
respecter
respectful
respectfully
Respectfully yours
respectfulness
respecting
respective
respectively
respectiveness
respectless
respects

WORDS THAT END LIKE RESPECTABLY

acceptably
adjustably
countably
debatably
equitably
hospitably
immutably
incontestably
indisputably
indubitably
inimitably
irrefutably
lamentably
probably
ratably
stably
unaccountably
unbeatably
uncharitably
unwarrantably
veritably

Synonyms and antonyms of respectably in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «respectably» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RESPECTABLY

Find out the translation of respectably to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of respectably from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «respectably» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

体面
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

respetablemente
570 millions of speakers

English

respectably
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

इज्जत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

باحترام
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

респектабельно
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

respeitavelmente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

যথাক্রমে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

honorablement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Dihormati
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

anständig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

立派に
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

존경 할
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Respectable
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

respectably
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

respectably
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आदराने
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

respectably
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

perbene
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przyzwoicie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

респектабельно
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

respectabil
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

respectably
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

respectably
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

respectably
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

respectably
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of respectably

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RESPECTABLY»

The term «respectably» is regularly used and occupies the 65.373 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RESPECTABLY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about respectably

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2 QUOTES WITH «RESPECTABLY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word respectably.
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William Ernest Henley
To be a good Briton, a man must trade profitably, marry respectably, live cleanly, avoid excess, revere the established order, and wear his heart in his breeches pocket or anywhere but on his sleeve.
2
Harriet Beecher Stowe
To do common things perfectly is far better worth our endeavor than to do uncommon things respectably.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RESPECTABLY»

Discover the use of respectably in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to respectably and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Respectably Queer: Diversity Culture in LGBT Activist ...
Respectably Queer reveals how neoliberal ideas about difference are becoming embedded in the daily life of a progressive movement and producing frequent conflicts over the meaning of "diversity.
Elizabeth Jane Ward, 2008
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Dictionary of Confusable Words
respectably/respectively Respectably relates to someone or something that is respectable: 'The children were respectably dressed in their blue and grey uniforms' (they looked neat and tidy in them). Respectively relates to each person or ...
Adrian Room, 2013
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The True Path: Or, The Murphy Movement and Gospel ...
WILL SELL LIQUOR " RESPECTABLY." Now, however, came the more unpleasant part of their arrangements. Mrs. Murphy was to be informed, her objections overcome, and herself and family to be brought to their new home. Francis at once ...
Jacob Samuel Vandersloot, 1877
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The True Path, Or, The Murphy Movement and Gospel ...
WILL SELL LIQUOR “RESPECTABLY.” Now, however, came the more unpleasant part Of their arrangements. Mrs. Murphy was to be informed, her objections overcome, and herself and family to be brought to their new home. Francis at once ...
Jacob Samuel Vandersloot, 1877
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The Structure of Psychological Common Sense
Theorem 5.1.14 P wants to be treated with respect and wants to behave respectably. Proof: According to Definition 5.1.2, to be treated with respect is to be treated rightly. To behave respectably is to treat others rightly. According to Axiom 1.3.1 ...
Jan Smedslund, 2013
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The Church of the people [afterw.] The Church of the people ...
I glanced at the board where the rules were laid down — " This park-gate is open " — so ran the behest — "For admission of persons respectably dressed." To visit the neighbouring Church I was fain ; Its spire added grace to the merchant's ...
‎1859
7
Gospel Temperance
This b a landlord's idea, the world over, when he has to confront his objecting friends, or answer a chiding conscience. He will sell liquor " respectably." We have heard of men •wearing " respectably ;" of others robbing " respectably ;" and of ...
Jacob Samuel Vandersloot, 1878
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HOW 13: A Handbook for Office Professionals
Respectably/Respectfully/Respectively Respectably (ADVERB; in a correct or decent manner)—The vagrant was dressed respectably for his court appearance. Respectfully (ADVERB; in a manner denoting high regard; a word used in the ...
James L. Clark, Lyn Clark, 2013
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Cengage Advantage Books: The Concise Wadsworth Handbook
... irregardless See irregardless, regardless. respectably, respectfully, respectively Respectably means “worthy of respect”; respectfully means “giving honor or deference”; respectively means “in the order given”: He skated quite respectably at ...
Laurie Kirszner, Stephen Mandell, 2007
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Annual Report
1 Percent- Percent- ' Percent- Percent- PercentNumber. age. Number. age_ . Number. age_ Number. age_ Number. age_ A. — LIVING RESPECTABLY. I. N 0 longer in the Care of the State: — Attained majority (married), living respectably, .
Massachusetts. Trustees of Lyman and Industrial Schools, 1910

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RESPECTABLY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term respectably is used in the context of the following news items.
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Box office: Amy Schumer's 'Trainwreck' opens respectably on …
Box office: Amy Schumer's 'Trainwreck' opens respectably on Thursday night. Box office: Amy Schumer's 'Trainwreck' opens respectably on Thursday night ... «Boston Herald, Jul 15»
2
Unions did not always behave so respectably
I WRITE in response to the letter from Mr Andrew Cole of Unite. Clearly Unite is one of the more respectable unions. I was referring to the days of the unions at ... «Oxford Mail, Jun 15»
3
The poverty of the economic survey
There is no example of a country growing respectably while an IMF programme is still in place. Growth requires investment in public as well as private sectors. «The Express Tribune, Jun 15»
4
ACT I scores respectably with Richard Greenberg's confrontational …
On a weekend where sports were booming — the Kentucky Derby, the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, NBA and NHL playoff games, the NFL Draft, a full slate of ... «Nashville Scene, May 15»
5
Jay Z in top ten of Billboard's top earning musicians, Beyoncé ranks …
The list of Billboard's highest paid musicians of the year has been released and Jay Z and Beyoncé come in at number #9 and #12 respectably. Jay Z is the top ... «St. Louis American, May 15»
6
Georgia track and field performs respectably at Drake Relays
Georgia track and field performs respectably at Drake Relays. Story · Comments. Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default font size: Larger font ... «Red and Black, Apr 15»
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Box Office: 'Age of Adaline' Launches with $575000 in Latenight …
Lionsgate's “Age of Adaline” has opened respectably with $575,000 in Thursday night preview showings at 2,100 U.S. theaters. Screenings began at 7 p.m. for ... «Variety, Apr 15»
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Ratings: NBC's "Undateable" Returns Respectably, "One Big Happy …
Update: Airing out of “The Voice” (3.2 adults 18-49 rating, 12.45 million viewers), the season premiere of NBC's “Undateable” drew a respectable 1.9 adults ... «HeadlinePlanet.com, Mar 15»
9
Salutations unnecessary in post-gender society
In her novel, “The Language of Sisterhood,” Angela Carter wrote, “If Miss means respectably unmarried, and Mrs. respectably married, then Ms. means nudge, ... «The State Press, Mar 15»
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Wednesday Final Nationals: CBS Wins Thanksgiving Eve …
The CW held up respectably well on this night with its perennial Thanksgiving Eve telecast of the 1987 Steve Martin-John Candy comedy, “Planes, Trains and ... «TV Media Insights, Dec 14»

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