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respectable (adj.)

1580s, "worthy of notice or observation" (a sense now obsolete); 1590s, "worthy of esteem by reason of inherent qualities;" see respect (v.) + -able.

Of persons, "having an honest reputation" from 1755; the sense of "moderately well-to-do and deserving respect for morality; occupying a fairly good position in society" is by 1800. From 1755 as "considerable in size or number;" from 1775 as "not too big, tolerable, fair, mediocre." Related: Respectably.

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Definitions of respectable from WordNet

respectable (adj.)
characterized by socially or conventionally acceptable morals;
a respectable woman
respectable (adj.)
deserving of esteem and respect;
all respectable companies give guarantees
Synonyms: estimable / good / honorable
respectable (adj.)
large in amount or extent or degree;
a respectable sum
Synonyms: goodly / goodish / healthy / hefty / sizable / sizeable / tidy
From wordnet.princeton.edu