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Respectful vs. Respective

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Respectfuladjective

Marked or characterized by respect

‘It is of great importance that you act in a respectful manner towards the duke and duchess.’; ‘They used highly respectful language when conversing with the elders.’;

Respectiveadjective

Relating to particular persons or things, each to each; particular; own.

‘They returned to their respective places of abode.’;

Respectfuladjective

Marked or characterized by respect; as, respectful deportment.

‘With humble joi and with respectful fear.’;

Respectiveadjective

(obsolete) Noticing with attention; careful; wary.

Respectfuladjective

full of or exhibiting respect;

‘respectful behavior’; ‘a respectful glance’;

Respectiveadjective

(obsolete) Looking toward; having reference to; relative, not absolute.

‘the respective connections of society’;

Respectfuladjective

feeling or manifesting veneration

Respectiveadjective

(obsolete) Fitted to awaken respect.

Respectiveadjective

(obsolete) Rendering respect; respectful; regardful.

Respectiveadjective

Noticing with attention; hence, careful; wary; considerate.

‘If you look upon the church of England with a respective eye, you can not . . . refuse this charge.’;

Respectiveadjective

Looking towardl having reference to; relative, not absolute; as, the respective connections of society.

Respectiveadjective

Relating to particular persons or things, each to each; particular; own; as, they returned to their respective places of abode.

Respectiveadjective

Fitted to awaken respect.

Respectiveadjective

Rendering respect; respectful; regardful.

‘With respective shame, rose, took us by the hands.’; ‘With thy equals familiar, yet respective.’;

Respectiveadjective

considered individually;

‘the respective club members’; ‘specialists in their several fields’; ‘the various reports all agreed’;

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