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Courteous regard for people's feelings.  Synonyms: deference, respect.  "Out of respect for his privacy"

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"Respectfulness" Quotes from Famous Books

... in speaking of this second conversation, bears testimony to the respectfulness of his Lordship's attention. "There was nothing in his manner which approached to levity, or anything that indicated a wish to mock at religion; though, on the other hand, an able dissembler would have done and said all that he did, with such ...
— The Life of Lord Byron • John Galt

... and incontinently depart, that she realized how hard was the problem of "help" in such a place. It was her first trial at independent housekeeping, and with her English ideas she had counted on neatness, respectfulness of manner, and a certain amount of training as a matter of course in a servant. One has to learn one's way in a new country by the hardest, and perhaps, the least hard part of Imogen's lesson were the intervals when she and Lionel ...
— In the High Valley - Being the fifth and last volume of the Katy Did series • Susan Coolidge

... the seat thus pirated sat two Americans, greatly incommoded by that woman's majestic coffin-clad feet. One of them begged her, politely, to remove them. She opened her wide eyes and gave him a stare, but answered nothing. By-and-by he preferred his request again, with great respectfulness. She said, in good English, and in a deeply offended tone, that she had paid her passage and was not going to be bullied out of her 'rights' by ill-bred foreigners, even if she was ...
— Railway Adventures and Anecdotes - extending over more than fifty years • Various

... writer of this intends taking the first opportunity of meeting you, and gives you warning, you will have to answer his question with a Yes or a No; and speak from your conscience. The respectfulness of his behaviour to you as a ...
— The Shaving of Shagpat • George Meredith

... noise and confusion subsided; with respectful bows to her, they seated themselves and partook of the lunch, giving her an account of their journey. When she was ready to go, and her vettura was at the door, they waited upon her, took down the steps, and assisted her with much gentleness and respectfulness of manner, and she drove off, wondering how men with such natures could have the reputation they had. And, so far as we could gather, except in this instance, their conduct was of a ...
— Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Vol. II • Margaret Fuller Ossoli

Words linked to "Respectfulness" :   deference, good manners, respectful, courtesy, respect

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