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    Smile respectable/reputable

    Hello everybody,

    do we say respecable or reputable politicians? Or any other adjective???

    Thank you in advance!

    And what other adverbs can we use when we want to say : I vigorously disagre...


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    Re: respectable/reputable

    You can use either.

    Respectable = worthy of respect
    Reputable = of good repute



    I strongly/wholeheartedly disagree

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    Re: respectable/reputable

    Quote Originally Posted by kukinecka View Post
    Hello everybody,

    do we say respecable or reputable politicians? Or any other adjective???
    Oh lots, but mostly unsuitable for family viewing.
    Quote Originally Posted by kukinecka View Post
    Thank you in advance!

    And what other adverbs can we use when we want to say : I vigorously disagre...
    These come from the BNC, with the search-string [av*] agree ([av*] means 'any adverb', so a few don't fit; but many do.)
    1 STRONGLY DISAGREE 15
    2 TOTALLY DISAGREE 10
    3 OFTEN DISAGREE 8
    4 NECESSARILY DISAGREE 4
    5 WELL DISAGREE 4
    6 RESPECTFULLY DISAGREE 3
    7 ALSO DISAGREE 3
    8 COMPLETELY DISAGREE 2
    9 ENTIRELY DISAGREE 2
    10 FUNDAMENTALLY DISAGREE 2
    11 HARDLY DISAGREE 2
    12 REALLY DISAGREE 2
    ...
    There are plenty more here: British National Corpus (BYU-BNC) , but all occurring only once in the corpus.

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