Actions

Respectful

From Boercade

Etymology of respect.png

respectful = re + spect + ful

re-: again

spect: derived from Latin "specere", meaning "look"

-ful: full of something

So respectful means:

Full of actions of looking at somebody again and again.

Evolution of usage
This little boy is full of actions of looking at his hero again and again.

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This little boy is full of respect to his hero.

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This little boy is respectful to his hero.

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