respectful Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective full of or exhibiting respect
    • respectful behavior
    • a respectful glance
  2. adjective satellite feeling or manifesting veneration
    venerating; reverential.


Re*spect"ful adjective
  1. Marked or characterized by respect; as, respectful deportment.
    With humble joi and with respectful fear. Prior.
    -- Re*spect"ful*ly, adv. -- Re*spect"ful*ness, n.

Webster 1913