estimable vs respectable what difference

what is difference between estimable and respectable

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French estimable.

Adjective

estimable (comparative more estimable, superlative most estimable)

  1. Worthy of esteem; admirable.
    • 1868, Louisa May Alcott, Little Women, ch. 22:
      Mr. March told . . . how devoted Brooke had been, and how he was altogether a most estimable and upright young man.
  2. (archaic) Valuable.
    • 1596, William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, act 1, scene 3:
      A pound of man’s flesh taken from a man
      Is not so estimable, profitable neither,
      As flesh of muttons, beefs, or goats.
  3. Capable of being estimated; estimatable.
    • 1928, Louis Kahlenberg and Norbert Barwasser, “On the time of Absorption and Excretion of Boric Acid in Man,” Journal of Biological Chemistry, volume 79, iss. 2, page 406:
      After this time boric acid is always present in estimable amounts.

Further reading

  • estimable at OneLook Dictionary Search

French

Etymology

From estimer +‎ -able

Adjective

estimable (plural estimables)

  1. estimable, creditable
  2. esteemed

Further reading

  • “estimable” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Spanish

Adjective

estimable (plural estimables)

  1. esteemed, admirable
  2. estimable (capable of being estimated)

Related terms

  • estimado


English

Etymology

respect +‎ -able

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): [ɹi.ˈspɛk.tə.bl̩]

Adjective

respectable (comparative more respectable, superlative most respectable)

  1. Deserving respect.
    • In former days every tavern of repute kept such a room for its own select circle, a club, or society, of habitués, who met every evening, for a pipe and a cheerful glass. In this way all respectable burgesses, down to fifty years ago, spent their evenings.
  2. Decent; satisfactory.
  3. Moderately well-to-do.

Synonyms

  • honorable

Antonyms

  • contemptible
  • despicable
  • disrespectable

Related terms

  • respectability
  • respectabilize
  • respectably

Translations

See also

  • respectful
  • respective

Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central) IPA(key): /rəs.pəkˈta.blə/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /res.pekˈta.ble/

Adjective

respectable (masculine and feminine plural respectables)

  1. respectable

Derived terms

  • respectabilitat

Related terms

  • respectar

Further reading

  • “respectable” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “respectable” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “respectable” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “respectable” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

French

Etymology

respect +‎ -able

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʁɛs.pɛk.tabl/
  • Homophone: respectables
  • Hyphenation: res‧pec‧table

Adjective

respectable (plural respectables)

  1. respectable

Derived terms

  • respectablement

Further reading

  • “respectable” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Galician

Alternative forms

  • respectábel

Adjective

respectable m or f (plural respectables)

  1. respectable

Derived terms

  • respectabilidade

Related terms

  • respectar

Further reading

  • “respectable” in Dicionario da Real Academia Galega, Royal Galician Academy.

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