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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·spect·able /rɪˈspɛktəbəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·spect·a·ble a.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: worthy of respect; "a respectable woman" [ant: unrespectable]
      2: deserving of esteem and respect; "all respectable companies
         give guarantees"; "ruined the family's good name" [syn: estimable,
          good, honorable]
      3: large in amount or extent or degree; "it cost a considerable
         amount"; "a goodly amount"; "received a hefty bonus"; "a
         respectable sum"; "a tidy sum of money"; "a sizable
         fortune" [syn: goodly, goodish, hefty, sizable, sizeable,