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what is the difference among these words: respective, respecting, respectful and respectable? Do respecting and...

what is the difference among these words: respective, respecting, respectful and respectable? Do respecting and respectful have a meaning?

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isaaq
1 month ago
"Respectable" strictly means "worth respecting", although it more frequently means something like "conforms to societal norms".

"Respective" means relating or belonging separately to the individual people you have just mentioned.

"Respected" means that people do actually respect them.

Sometimes these are not the same thing. For example a person who does everything that is required by society, yet for some reason is not liked, may be respectable but not respected. A highly intelligent critic who refuses to conform to society's values may be respected but not respectable.
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