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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"

    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, venerating(adj)

    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


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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. respectful(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. respectful(a)

    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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How to use respectful in a sentence?

  1. Vincent Van Gogh:

    It's the smaller galleries that feed the mid-tier galleries that feed the larger galleries, and we all have to be respectful of that process because otherwise it's like watching the Great Barrier Reef die, we're all part of a much larger ecosystem.

  2. Kenneth Gamble:

    Even if she was disrupting the class, I don’t think it was worth going three hours or more scrubbing the floor for talking, i don’t appreciate you having my child scrub a floor with a toothbrush. I’m pretty sure she doesn'tscrub her own floor with a toothbrush. The Polk County School District told Fox News in a statement it was deeply concerned about the allegations, and said it's opened a formal investigation into the alleged incident. Florida's Department of Children and Families and police are also investigating, according to the district. Our schools are required to follow a Code of Student Conduct; it is expected that all disciplinary measures be handled in a manner that is respectful to the student and preserves their dignity, the statement read. If true, the allegations described at Lake Alfred Elementary are completely unacceptable.

  3. Thomas Homan:

    Our goal is to build cooperative, respectful relationships with our law enforcement partners, we willcontinuecollaborating with them to help ensure that illegal aliens who may pose a threat to our communities are not released onto the streets to potentially harm individuals living within our communities.

  4. Myndee Corkern:

    I definitely want to be respectful ... but I have my own convictions, as everyone does, i can't raise my kids according to other people's traditions.

  5. The Wells Fargo Center:

    During the second quarter of last nights 76ers game, Well Fargo Center security responded to a situation that was disrupting the live event experience for our guests, after three separate warnings, the two individuals were escorted out of the arena without incident. The security team employed respectful and standard operating procedures.

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