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Definition of "respectability" []

  • The quality, state, or characteristic of being respectable. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "respectability" in a sentence
  • "Can you picture her, longing -- oh, longing -- for what she calls respectability?"
  • "Yet the notion of "respectability" is on the rise."
  • "That kind of respectability is not what my work is for, and never will be."