What is respect?


Respect gives a positive feeling of esteem or deference for a person or other entity (such as a nation or a religion), and also specific actions and conduct representative of that esteem. Respect can be a specific feeling of regard for the actual qualities of the one respected (e.g., "I have great respect for her judgment"). It can also be conduct in accord with a specific ethic of respect. Rude conduct is usually considered to indicate a lack of respect, disrespect, whereas actions that honor somebody or something indicate respect. Specific ethics of respect are of fundamental importance to various cultures. Respect for tradition and legitimate authority is identified by Jonathan Haidt as one of five fundamental moral values shared to a greater or lesser degree by different societies and individuals.

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More definitions of "respect":

  • (noun): A courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard.
    Synonyms: deference
  • (noun): (usually preceded by 'in') a detail or point.
    Example: "It differs in that respect"
    Synonyms: regard
  • (noun): Behavior intended to please your parents.
    Example: "He went to law school out of respect for his father's wishes"
    Synonyms: obedience
  • (noun): An attitude of admiration or esteem.
    Example: "She lost all respect for him"
    Synonyms: esteem, regard
  • (noun): The condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded).
    Synonyms: esteem, regard
  • (noun): Courteous regard for people's feelings.
    Example: "Out of respect for his privacy"
    Synonyms: deference, respectfulness
  • (verb): Regard highly; think much of.
    Example: "I respect his judgement"
    Synonyms: esteem, value, prize, prise
  • (noun): A feeling of friendship and esteem.
    Example: "He inspires respect"
    Synonyms: regard

Famous quotes containing the word respect:

    I am perhaps being a bit facetious but if some of my good Baptist brethren in Georgia had done a little preaching from the pulpit against the K.K.K. in the ‘20s, I would have a little more genuine American respect for their Christianity!
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)

    I feel no more like a man now than I did in long skirts, unless it be that enjoying more freedom and cutting off the fetters is to be like a man. I suppose in that respect we are more mannish, for we know that in dress, as in all things else, we have been and are slaves, while man in dress and all things else is free.
    Amelia Bloomer (1818–1894)

    They are not sleeping, but even if they were fast asleep, I’d respect their dreams more than your waking thoughts.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791–1872)