AskDefine | Define respected

Dictionary Definition

respected adj
1 receiving deferential regard; "a respected family" [syn: well-thought-of]
2 having or worthy of pride; "redoubtable scholar of the Renaissance"; "born of a redoubtable family" [syn: glorious, illustrious, redoubtable]

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  1. Describing one considered to be deserving of respect, who is due special honor or appreciation.
    He was a well respected jurist and his death will be a loss to the profession.



  1. past of respect

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

admired, adored, appreciated, creditable, esteemed, estimable, held in esteem, held in respect, highly considered, highly esteemed, highly regarded, highly reputed, highly respectable, honorable, honored, in favor, in good odor, in high esteem, in high favor, meritorious, much-admired, noble, prestigious, prized, reputable, respectable, revered, reverenced, reverend, valued, venerable, venerated, well-considered, well-thought-of, worshiped, worshipful, worthy
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