1. to a tolerably worthy extent

he did respectably well for his age

Syn: ↑creditably
Derived from adjective: ↑creditable (for: ↑creditably), ↑respectable
2. in a decent and morally reputable manner

the film ends with the middle-aged romancers respectably married

Derived from adjective: ↑respectable

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  • respectably — adv. in a respectable manner, honorably, in a manner that is worthy of esteem …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • respectfully, respectively, respectably — The first of these terms means with respect : He addressed the supervisor respectfully. Respectively means each in the order named : Harry, Ned, and Steve were known as the Ace, the Banker, and the Nightcrawler respectively, Respectably means in… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

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