respectful etymology

English word respectful comes from English respect, English -ful

Detailed word origin of respectful

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
respect English (eng) (Jamaica) hello, hi (countable) a particular aspect, feature or detail of something. (uncountable) an attitude of consideration or high regard. (uncountable) good opinion, honor, or admiration. (uncountable, always plural) Polite greetings, often offered as condolences after a death.. Good will; favor (obsolete) To look toward; to face.. (obsolete) To regard; to consider; to deem.. [...]
-ful English (eng) Used to form adjectives from nouns. Full of, tending to, or thoroughly possessing the quality expressed by the noun.. Used to form nouns from nouns meaning “as much as can be held by what is denoted by the noun”. Used to form nouns indicating a great deal of the quantity expressed by the noun.
respectful English (eng) Marked or characterized by respect.

Words with the same origin as respectful

Descendants of -ful
colorful delightful disgraceful doubtful graceful grateful hateful helpful hopeful hurtful joyful meaningful merciful painful peaceful resourceful rightful stressful successful suspenseful thankful truthful useful youthful