Adjective "respectful" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Feeling or showing deference and respect.
  1. 'All we are asking is that we be treated in a respectful manner and spoken to in a respectable tone of voice.'
  2. 'They waited as the boat drew alongside, still keeping a respectful distance.'
  3. 'In the early days, the novels received some respectful reviews and won a small band of devoted admirers.'
  4. 'For this reason the town will fall silent and its residents will pay their own respectful tribute today.'
  5. 'Unlike us, she will be mindful of the dangers; respectful of the distance and her rivals.'
  6. 'If someone wants to be polite and respectful to me, the best thing I can do is be the same back to them.'
  7. 'He's a fantastic young man, is very respectful and comes highly recommended.'
  8. 'They were very courteous and helpful and I tried to be respectful by covering my hair with a black scarf.'
  9. 'It is important that self-inflicted injuries are responded to in a calm and respectful manner.'
  10. 'I'm very proud of the film and I think I've been truthful and respectful of his work.'


1. full of, characterized by, or showing politeness or deference: a respectful reply.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be respectful of people."

"places can be respectful of integrities."

"people can be respectful of efforts."

"museums can be respectful in commentaries."

"effects can be respectful of rights."

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