- The definition of respectful is behaving in way that shows regard for someone or something.
An example of respectful is a child being quiet during a church service.
respectful definition by Webster's New World
full of or characterized by respect; showing deference or dutiful regard
respectful definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Showing or marked by proper respect.
- re·spectˈful·ly adverb
- re·spectˈful·ness noun