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adjective     respectable pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    obeying the moral or social standards that are accepted by most people

    a respectable citizen

    She continues to lead a respectable life.

    He makes his living in a perfectly respectable trade.

  2. 2
    if an amount is respectable, it is good enough

    a highly respectable £15 million

    I took a very respectable 3 hours 57 minutes to run the marathon.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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