Pronunciation: (ri-spek'tu-bul),[key] —adj. 1. worthy of respect or esteem; estimable; worthy: a respectable citizen. 2. of good social standing, reputation, etc.: a respectable neighborhood. 3. suitable or good enough to be seen or used: respectable clothes; respectable language. 4. of moderate excellence; fairly good; fair: a respectable performance. 5. appreciable in size, number, or amount: a respectable turnout.