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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.
WordNet

Re*spect"ful adjective
Definitions
  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