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Synonyms for respectful
rɪˈspɛkt fəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. respectful(adj)

    full of or exhibiting respect

    "respectful behavior"; "a respectful glance"

    Synonyms:
    venerating, reverential

    Antonyms:
    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, venerating(adj)

    feeling or manifesting veneration

    Synonyms:
    venerating, reverential

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

Wiktionary

  1. respectful(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    disrespectful

  2. respectful(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    disrespectful

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. respectful(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. respectful(a)

    Synonyms:
    deferential, courteous, polite, obeisant, reverent

    Antonyms:
    disrespectful, discourteous, defiant, irreverent

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

How to pronounce respectful?

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Karen
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Veena
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How to say respectful in sign language?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#1254friendly
#1701respect
#9417respected
#12155humble
#19767respectful
#27095abiding
#139973reverential

How to use respectful in a sentence?

  1. Lopez Obrador:

    We're going to accompany the current government in this negotiation, we're going to be very respectful, and we're going to support the signing of the agreement.

  2. Mitch McConnell:

    Thad’s well-earned reputation as a ‘quiet persuader’ has endeared him to all his colleagues. Whatever the issue at hand, his allies and adversaries have always admired his unfailingly even keel, sober expertise, and respectful demeanor.

  3. Dolores Huerta:

    We expect our supporters to be respectful of all people and don't condone anything otherwise.

  4. Dennis Mitchell:

    In terms of dealing with my past, all parties that were involved were very respectful of my past and, in my opinion, didn't really use that as a driving force, but I think there obviously are people out there that have strong feelings about my past ... and didn't support me being the relay coach.

  5. Bill Nelson:

    It was one of the most respectful, friendly meetings.


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