respectfully Definition

in a way that shows polite and considerate regard for someone or something.

Using respectfully: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "respectfully" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He respectfully declined the offer.

  • Example

    I respectfully disagree with your opinion.

  • Example

    She spoke respectfully to her elders.

  • Example

    The soldiers stood at attention, respectfully waiting for their commander.

respectfully Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for respectfully

Antonyms for respectfully


Summary: respectfully in Brief

'Respectfully' [rɪˈspɛktfəli] is an adverb used to indicate polite and considerate regard for someone or something. It is often used in formal situations, such as when declining an offer or disagreeing with someone's opinion. It can also be used to describe how someone speaks to their elders or superiors, as in 'She spoke respectfully to her elders.' Synonyms include 'courteously' and 'deferentially,' while antonyms include 'disrespectfully' and 'rudely.'