[ri-spekt-fuh l] /rɪˈspɛkt fəl/
full of, characterized by, or showing politeness or deference:
"a respectful reply."
1590–1600; respect + -ful
Related forms
respectfully, adverb
respectfulness, noun
quasi-respectful, adjective
quasi-respectfully, adverb
unrespectful, adjective
unrespectfully, adverb
unrespectfulness, noun
courteous, polite, decorous, civil, deferential.
discourteous, disrespectful.
Example Sentences for respectful
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.
Or alternatively, smaller males withdraw to a respectful distance and dig tunnels of their own.
The resulting changes remain respectful to the design of the original home.
Because he is so respectful of everyone, of the little guys, the guys you don't hear about.
It seems fairly respectful and is accurate: each has their own extent of teaching and own terms of employment.
Our philosophy is that vigorous and respectful adventure travel can help sustain and repair a region.
If you design video games for example, you may call yourself a programmer or computer engineer to sound more respectful.
British Dictionary definitions for respectful
respectful (rɪˈspɛktfʊl)
full of, showing, or giving respect

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