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Synonyms for respectful
rɪˈspɛkt fəlre·spect·ful

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  1. respectfuladjective


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Princeton's WordNet

  1. respectfuladjective

    full of or exhibiting respect

    "respectful behavior"; "a respectful glance"

    venerating, reverential

    withering, impious, disdainful, undeferential, insolent, jeering, disrespectful, undutiful, annihilating, impudent, insulting, contumelious, mocking, scornful, flip, snotty-nosed, derisive, gibelike, taunting, contemptuous, irreverent, devastating

  2. respectful, reverential, veneratingadjective

    feeling or manifesting veneration

    venerating, reverential

    insolent, jeering, contemptuous, disrespectful, devastating, gibelike, undeferential, impious, flip, scornful, derisive, impudent, withering, undutiful, irreverent, mocking, contumelious, disdainful, taunting, annihilating, snotty-nosed, insulting

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. respectfuladjective

    deferential, courteous, dutiful, obedient, ceremonious, civil, decorous, polite

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. respectfuladjective

    deferential, courteous, polite, obeisant, reverent

    disrespectful, discourteous, defiant, irreverent

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "respectful":

    humble, respect, friendly, respected, rights-sensitive, abiding

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  1. Sylvester Turner:

    Certainly they don't have to come and I think it would be respectful for the families who are planning funerals for their children for them not to come, you should not come.

  2. Lopez Obrador:

    I received a call from Donald Trump and we talked for a half hour, i proposed to Donald Trump exploring a comprehensive agreement : development projects which would generate employment in Mexico and with it reduce migration and improve security. There was a respectful treatment and our representatives will hold discussions.

  3. Hugh Hefner:

    When I first met Hef I was this kind of insecure college girl, he taught me love. He taught me kindness. He gave me life. He really did. He opened my mind, my world, to all of these opportunities and experiences I would have never in my lifetime been able to have. Our relationship was very loving. He treated me so well and was so respectful and kind.

  4. Bill Nelson:

    It was one of the most respectful, friendly meetings.

  5. Chuck Grassley:

    I promised Christine Blasey Ford that I would do everything in my power to avoid a repeat of the' circus' atmosphere in the hearing room that we saw the week of September 4, i've taken this additional step to have questions asked by expert staff counsel to establish the most fair and respectful treatment of the witnesses possible.

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