respectful

[ri-spekt-fuhl]
adjective
full of, characterized by, or showing politeness or deference: a respectful reply.

Origin:
1590–1600; respect + -ful

respectfully, adverb
respectfulness, noun
quasi-respectful, adjective
quasi-respectfully, adverb
unrespectful, adjective
unrespectfully, adverb
unrespectfulness, noun


courteous, polite, decorous, civil, deferential.


discourteous, disrespectful.
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respectful (rɪˈspɛktfʊl)
 
adj
full of, showing, or giving respect
 
re'spectfully
 
adv
 
re'spectfulness
 
n

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Example sentences
My parents raised me to be kind and respectful to others.
Students know that they need to be respectful and cooperative or they will lose
  points.
Please stay on topic and be respectful of other readers.
We remain committed to constant improvement and transparency in the service of
  sound, respectful science.
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