1. Worthy of respect; fitted to awaken esteem; deserving regard; hence, of good repute; not mean; as, a respectable citizen. “The respectable quarter of Sicca.”
No government, any more than an individual, will long be respected, without being truly respectable. --Madison.
2. Moderate in degree of excellence or in number; as, a respectable performance; a respectable audience.
--Re*spect*a*ble*ness,n. -- Re*spect*a*bly, adv.
adv 1: to a tolerably worthy extent; "he did respectably well for
his age" [syn: creditably]
2: in a decent and morally reputable manner; "the film ends
with the middle-aged romancers respectably married"