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respectability

[ri-spek-tuh-bil-i-tee] /rɪˌspɛk təˈbɪl ɪ ti/
noun, plural respectabilities for 3.
1.
the state or quality of being respectable.
2.
respectable social standing, character, or reputation.
3.
a respectable person or persons.
4.
respectabilities, things accepted as respectable.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85; respectable + -ity
Related forms
nonrespectability, noun, plural nonrespectabilities.
prerespectability, noun
semirespectability, noun
superrespectability, noun
unrespectability, noun
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respectability

n.

1785, from respectable + -ity.

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