How do the native speakers usually point to a respectful individual? For me, only three self-made sentences comes to mind; I was wondering if someone could let me know which one of them works better here:
He is deserving of respect.
He is respectworthy.
He is a respect-worthy individual.
On Google Ngram, I googled the following three expressions deserving of respect, is respectworthy and is respect-worthy
and found out that the adjective "respect-worthy" is not used in the way I have used them. How I made these two latter ones? Once I read them in a dictionary and wrote them down in a paper.
All these matters aside, I need to know if the adjective I mentioned above is used in contemporary English these days or it is something that only dictionaries recommend it. Also, some other dictionaries have no idea about this word or at least they did not provide any examples like here or here.