characterized by socially or conventionally acceptable morals
"a respectable woman"
estimable, good, honorable, respectable(adj)
deserving of esteem and respect
"all respectable companies give guarantees"; "ruined the family's good name"
dear, good, beneficial, in effect(p), unspoiled, skillful, sound, serious, effective, goodish, upright, salutary, in force(p), skilful, practiced, dependable, estimable, tidy, expert, secure, right, sizeable, healthy, proficient, full, sizable, honest, undecomposed, unspoilt, ethical, ripe, just, hefty, goodly, safe, adept, honorable, honourable, well(p), computable, near
goodly, goodish, healthy, hefty, respectable, sizable, sizeable, tidy(adj)
large in amount or extent or degree
"it cost a considerable amount"; "a goodly amount"; "received a hefty bonus"; "a respectable sum"; "a tidy sum of money"; "a sizable fortune"
levelheaded, good, brawny, powerful, honorable, sizable, sound, kempt, sizeable, hefty, healthy, salubrious, sinewy, ample, intelligent, estimable, goodly, goodish, level-headed, muscular, tidy, good for you(p)
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We will have respectable economic growth (in 2015). It will be very satisfactory given this situation.
What was most hurtful was this belief that I was somehow living a lie in my marriage and in my family. That was the most hurtful to me. Because I believe we are all entitled to mistakes, and I believe we are entitled to those mistakes without having every other respectable and redeeming part of our lives invalidated.
If you believe in living a respectable life, you believe in self-help which is the best help.
To be young is all there is in the world. They talk so beautifully about work and having a family and a home (and I do, too, sometimes) --but it's all worry and head-aches and respectable poverty and forced gushing. Telling people how nice it is, when, in reality, you would give all of your last thirty years for one of your first thirty. Old people are tremendous frauds.
Virtue has never been as respectable as money.
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