- 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.
full of or characterized by respect; showing deference or dutiful regard
Showing or marked by proper respect.
(comparative more respectful, superlative most respectful)
- Marked or characterized by respect; as, respectful deportment.
respect +â€Ž -ful