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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNRESPECTABLE

It's no wonder you refused to sit by so unrespectable a crowd as the rest of us!

You must go to the common, unrespectable classes for racy vigor of tongue.

Call four university men, by implication, unrespectable parties!

But I never would do this—this—sudden, unrespectable thing, if there was any other way.

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR UNRESPECTABLE

disgraceful

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