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Respect vs. Decency

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Respectnoun

(uncountable) an attitude of consideration or high regard

‘He is an intellectual giant, and I have great respect for him.’; ‘we do respect people for their dignity and worth.’;

Decencynoun

The quality of being decent; propriety.

Respectnoun

(uncountable) good opinion, honor, or admiration

Decencynoun

That which is proper or becoming.

Respectnoun

Polite greetings, often offered as condolences after a death.

‘The mourners paid their last respects to the deceased poet.’;

Decencynoun

The quality or state of being decent, suitable, or becoming, in words or behavior; propriety of form in social intercourse, in actions, or in discourse; proper formality; becoming ceremony; seemliness; hence, freedom from obscenity or indecorum; modesty.

‘Observances of time, place, and of decency in general.’; ‘Immodest words admit of no defense,For want of decency is want of sense.’;

Respectnoun

(countable) a particular aspect, feature or detail of something

‘This year's model is superior to last year's in several respects.’;

Decencynoun

That which is proper or becoming.

‘The external decencies of worship.’; ‘Those thousand decencies, that daily flowFrom all her words and actions.’;

Respectnoun

Good will; favor

Decencynoun

the quality of conforming to standards of propriety and morality

Respectverb

To have respect for.

‘She is an intellectual giant, and I respect her greatly.’;

Decencynoun

the quality of being polite and respectable

Respectverb

To have regard for something, to observe a custom, practice, rule or right.

‘I respect your right to hold that belief, although I think it is nonsense.’;

Respectverb

To abide by an agreement.

‘They failed to respect the treaty they had signed, and invaded.’;

Respectverb

To take notice of; to regard as worthy of special consideration; to heed.

Respectverb

To relate to; to be concerned with.

Respectverb

(obsolete) To regard; to consider; to deem.

Respectverb

(obsolete) To look toward; to face.

Respectinterjection

(Jamaica) hello, hi

Respectverb

To take notice of; to regard with special attention; to regard as worthy of special consideration; hence, to care for; to heed.

‘Thou respectest not spilling Edward's blood.’; ‘In orchards and gardens, we do not so much respect beauty as variety of ground for fruits, trees, and herbs.’;

Respectverb

To consider worthy of esteem; to regard with honor.

Respectverb

To look toward; to front upon or toward.

‘Palladius adviseth the front of his house should so respect the uth.’;

Respectverb

To regard; to consider; to deem.

‘To whom my father gave this name of Gaspar,And as his own respected him to death.’;

Respectverb

To have regard to; to have reference to; to relate to; as, the treaty particularly respects our commerce.

Respectnoun

The act of noticing with attention; the giving particular consideration to; hence, care; caution.

‘But he it well did ward with wise respect.’;

Respectnoun

Esteem; regard; consideration; honor.

‘Seen without awe, and served without respect.’; ‘The same men treat the Lord's Day with as little respect.’;

Respectnoun

An expression of respect of deference; regards; as, to send one's respects to another.

Respectnoun

Reputation; repute.

‘Many of the best respect in Rome.’;

Respectnoun

Particular; point regarded; point of view; as, in this respect; in any respect; in all respects.

‘Everything which is imperfect, as the world must be acknowledged in many respects.’; ‘In one respect I'll be thy assistant.’;

Respectnoun

Relation; reference; regard.

‘They believed but one Supreme Deity, which, with respect to the various benefits men received from him, had several titles.’;

Respectnoun

Consideration; motive; interest.

‘To the publik goodPrivate respects must yield.’;

Respectnoun

(usually preceded by `in') a detail or point;

‘it differs in that respect’;

Respectnoun

the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded);

‘it is held in esteem’; ‘a man who has earned high regard’;

Respectnoun

an attitude of admiration or esteem;

‘she lost all respect for him’;

Respectnoun

a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard;

‘his deference to her wishes was very flattering’; ‘be sure to give my respects to the dean’;

Respectnoun

behavior intended to please your parents;

‘their children were never very strong on obedience’; ‘he went to law school out of respect for his father's wishes’;

Respectnoun

a feeling of friendship and esteem;

‘she mistook his manly regard for love’; ‘he inspires respect’;

Respectnoun

courteous regard for people's feelings;

‘in deference to your wishes’; ‘out of respect for his privacy’;

Respectverb

regard highly; think much of;

‘I respect his judgement’; ‘We prize his creativity’;

Respectverb

show respect towards;

‘honor your parents!’;

Respect

Respect, also called esteem, is a positive feeling or action shown towards someone or something considered important or held in high esteem or regard. It conveys a sense of admiration for good or valuable qualities.

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