Definition of respectful in English:

respectful

Line breaks: re¦spect|ful
Pronunciation: /rɪˈspɛk(t)fʊl
 
, -f(ə)l/

adjective

Derivatives

respectfully

adverb
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  • I would respectfully advise the chairman that a football club is not run as a conventional business, as few trade at a profit.
  • The march was treated pretty respectfully and got front page coverage in a lot of the newspapers I saw.
  • We were encouraged to focus only on the positive, listen to each other respectfully and engage our imaginations.

respectfulness

noun
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  • I am especially impressed with the respectfulness and thoughtfulness of those writers who disagreed with my position.
  • Tea is thought to evolve from four kinds of thought in Korean Buddhism - peacefulness, respectfulness, purity and quietness.
  • The female medical role models were said to convey more ‘human’ attributes: tolerance, integrity, respectfulness, and support towards students.

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