respectable
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respectable(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (worthy of respect)
a. respetable
He has a good resume and attended a respectable university.Tiene un buen CV y asistió a una universidad respetable.
2. (socially acceptable)
a. decente
Why don't you change into some more respectable clothes for church?¿Por qué no te cambias la ropa por algo más decente para la iglesia?
b. respetable
Her father insisted that she only associate with respectable circles.Su padre insistía en que solamente anduviera en círculos respetables.
3. (fairly large)
a. considerable
The concert had a respectable turnout, but there were still some empty seats in the auditorium.El concierto tuvo una concurrencia considerable, pero quedaron unos asientos vacíos en el auditorio.
b. respetable
His first novel wasn't exactly a smash success, but it sold a respectable number of copies.Su primera novela no fue exactamente un exitazo, pero vendió un número de ejemplares respetable.
c. apreciable
The company turned a respectable profit this quarter.La compañía obtuvo ganancias apreciables este trimestre.
4. (fairly good)
a. digno
He lived in a middle-class neighborhood and earned a respectable salary.Vivía en un barrio de clase media y ganaba un salario digno.
b. decente
Her young piano student performed a respectable rendition of Bach's "Minuet in G."Su joven alumna de piano ejecutó una interpretación decente del "Minué en Sol" de Bach.
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respectable
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (honorable, decent)
a. respetable
2. (fairly large)
a. considerable, respetable
3. (fairly good)
a. decente
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respectable [rɪsˈpektəbl]
adjective
1 (deserving respect) respetable
for perfectly respectable reasons por motivos perfectamente legítimos
2 (of fair social standing, decent) respetable; decente
that's not respectable eso no es respetable or decente; that skirt isn't respectable esa falda no es decente; a respectable family una familia respetable; respectable people gente (f) bien; in respectable society en la buena sociedad
3 [+amount] apreciable
at a respectable distance a una distancia prudente; she lost a respectable sum perdió una cantidad respetable
4 (passable)
we made a respectable showing lo hicimos más o menos bien; his work is respectable but not brilliant su obra es aceptable pero no increíble; my marks were quite respectable mis notas eran bastante decentes
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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