respectableness

[ ri-spek-tuh-buhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF respectableness
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WORD ORIGIN

"worthy of esteem," 1580s; see respect (v.) + -able. Sense of "having an honest reputation" is from 1755. That of "occupying a fairly good position in society" is c.1800. Related: Respectably.

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