hon·or·able adjective \ˈä-nər-(ə-)bəl, ˈän-rə-\
: deserving honor and respect
: having or showing honesty and good moral character
: fair and proper : not deserving blame or criticism
a : of great renown : illustrious
b : entitled to honor —used as a title for the children of certain British noblemen and for various government officials
: performed or accompanied with marks of honor or respect
a : attesting to creditable conduct
b : consistent with an untarnished reputation <an honorable withdrawal>
Examples of HONORABLE
- The college has a long and honorable history.
- It is not honorable of you to behave like that.
- They are trying to find an honorable way out of this dispute.
- He assured her that his intentions were honorable.
- He received an honorable discharge from the army.
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Related to HONORABLE
- decent, ethical, honest, just, noble, principled, respectable, righteous, stand-up, upright, upstanding
- base, dishonest, dishonorable, ignoble, low, unethical, unjust, unprincipled, unrighteous, unworthy
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