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noun as in integrity

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After years on the fringes of finance and culture, the cryptocurrency industry is using the world’s obsession with sports to leverage its way into respectability.

From Quartz

With the Wild West show gaining in popularity, Cody also strove to increase its respectability.

From Time

It’s since faded somewhat from the bar scene, but Crawbuck believes it’s ready to settle into a more lasting role of respectability.

Even so it gave Myanmar enough of a veneer of respectability for multinational businesses like KFC and Coca Cola to come rolling in.

From Time

Then and now, publicity and respectability were among the goals.

Respectability awaits even iconoclasts if they stick around long enough.

Somehow, a bold and eccentric encampment gave heart to progressives at all levels of respectability.

Or, to put this another way, the person who puts her hope in respectability is like the foolish man who built his house on sand.

Punk and hardcore were tools for having fun while resisting middle-class respectability.

He gave respectability to views totally alien to the democratic process.

Soon they will grow to bourgeois respectability, a party of "practical" politics and "sound" morality.

I need only specify Miss Ross and friend, name unknown—to assure you of the high respectability of the assemblage.

The members of this class have a large notion of the respectability of their individual pews and seats.

Before passing through the gate we expected to see a crowd bearing some outward semblance of respectability.

A cold tone of gentle-blooded, high-middle-class respectability prevails.


On this page you'll find 27 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to respectability, such as: decency, honesty, propriety, honorableness, reputability, and virtue.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.