goodly vs respectable what difference

what is difference between goodly and respectable

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡʊdli/
  • Hyphenation: good‧ly

Etymology 1

From Middle English goodly, goodlich, gōdlich, from Old English gōdlīċ (good, goodly), from Proto-Germanic *gōdalīkaz (good, goodly); equivalent to good +‎ -ly. Cognate with German gütlich (friendly), Icelandic góðlegur (benign).

Adjective

goodly (comparative goodlier, superlative goodliest)

  1. (dated) Good; pleasing in appearance; attractive; comely; graceful; pleasant; desirable.
    • 1866, Algernon Charles Swinburne, A Ballad of Death, in Poems and Ballads, lines 26–27:
      O Sin, thou knowest that all thy shame in her
      Was made a goodly thing.
    • 1885, Richard F. Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night:
      Then the prince left her and betook himself to the palace of the King his father, who rejoiced in his return and met him and welcomed him; and the Prince said to him, “Know that I have left her without the city in such a garden and come to tell thee, that thou mayst make ready the procession of estate and go forth to meet her and show her the royal dignity and troops and guards.” Answered the King, “With joy and gladness”; and straightway bade decorate the town with the goodliest adornment.
  2. Quite large; considerable; sufficient; adequate; more than enough.
    a goodly sum of money
    walking at a goodly pace

Derived terms

  • goodliness

Etymology 2

From Middle English goodly, goodliche, gōdliche, from Old English gōdlīċe (goodly), from the adjective; equivalent to good +‎ -ly. Cognate with Middle High German guotlīche, güetlīche.

Adverb

goodly (comparative goodlier, superlative goodliest)

  1. (obsolete) In a goodly way; courteously, graciously.
  2. (dialectal or obsolete) Well; excellently.
    • a. 1599, Edmund Spenser, To the Earle of Cumberland
      For love of vertue and of martial praise;
      To which though nobly ye inclined are,
      (As goodlie well ye shew’d in late assaies)


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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