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honorific

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adjective hon·or·if·ic \ˌä-nə-ˈri-fik\

Simple Definition of honorific

  • : giving or expressing honor or respect

Full Definition of honorific

  1. 1 :  conferring or conveying honor <honorific titles>

  2. 2 :  belonging to or constituting a class of grammatical forms used in speaking to or about a social superior

honorific noun
hon·or·if·i·cal·ly play \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

1650

First Known Use of honorific

1650


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