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venerable (adj) highly respectable.
A venerable person is a highly respectable, because of their age, wisdom, experience, etc. We respect them very greatly, because they are old, wise and experienced.
- All the villagers sought the advice of the venerable old man. They all considered him highly respectable because of his age, wisdom, and experience.
- Not all in the area thought he was venerable. They thought that he was not so respectable, as he did not have the wisdom and greatness that others thought he had.