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Social ExpectationsPlay
Used to describe something meeting society's standards, often implying tradition and conservatism. SlideHis attire was quite respectable at the formal gathering.
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Approval SeekPlay
Shows desire to be approved or seen positively by others, especially in public contexts. SlideShe took care to behave in a respectable manner at her new job.
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Ethical HintPlay
Often hints at moral or ethical goodness beyond just social norms. SlideDespite the disagreement, both parties remained respectable to each other.