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honor

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of honor

  1. 1 faithfulness to high moral standards the mayor, a man of honor, never broke a promise to the voters Synonyms of honor honesty, integrity, probity, rectitude, righteousness, uprightness Words Related to honor blamelessness, character, conscientiousness, decency, fairness, high-mindedness, incorruptibility, irreproachability, irreproachableness, justice, morality, nobility, reputability, respectability, right-mindedness, scrupulousness, virtue, virtuousness Near Antonyms of honor corruptibility, corruption, corruptness, debasement, debauchery, decadence, degeneracy, degradation, depravity, disgrace, disgracefulness, disreputableness, dissipatedness, dissipation, dissoluteness, looseness, perversion, pervertedness, profligacy, shamelessness, venality; blameworthiness, criminality, crookedness, dishonesty, immorality, unrighteousness, unscrupulousness; knavery, rascality, roguishness; meanness, reprehensibleness, rottenness, sinfulness, vileness, villainy, wickedness, wretchedness Antonyms of honor baseness, dishonor, lowness

  2. 2 an asset that brings praise or renown a dedicated, caring teacher who is an honor to the teaching profession Synonyms of honor boast, credit, crown jewel, glory, jewel, pride, treasure, trophyWords Related to honor pièce de résistance, showpiece; attraction, feature, highlight; distinction, excellence, merit, value, virtueNear Antonyms of honor disgrace, dishonor; blemish, blot, defect, shame, slur, smirch, smudge, stain, stigma; eyesore, fright, horror, mess

  3. 3 public acknowledgment or admiration for an achievement the honor we give to our soldiers on Veterans Day Synonyms of honor acclaim, accolade, applause, bay(s), credit, distinction, homage, glory, kudos, laud, laurels, props [slang], réclame, sunWords Related to honor celebrity, fame, renown, repute; compliment, encomium, eulogy, panegyric, toast, tribute; acclamation, ovation, plaudit, praise, rave, rhapsody; citation, commendation, kudo, note, recommendation; elevation, enshrinement, enthronement, exaltation, glorification

  4. 4 something given in recognition of achievement has received several honors from the Boy Scouts for his many years of service Synonyms of honor accolade, blue ribbon, decoration, distinction, award, kudo, plume, premium, prizeWords Related to honor badge, crown, cup, laurel, medal, order, plaque, plate, ribbon, trophy; applause, bravo, encomium, eulogy, hallelujah, homage, paean, panegyric, plaudit, tribute; citation, commendation, compliment, honorable mention

  5. 5 something granted as a special favor it will be an honor for me to show your aunt around the city Synonyms of honor appanage (also apanage), boon, concession, privilegeWords Related to honor courtesy; claim, entitlement, right; birthright; perquisite, prerogative; charter, grant, patent; exemption, immunity, waiverNear Antonyms of honor burden, duty, obligation, responsibility

Synonym Discussion of honor

honor, homage, reverence, deference mean respect and esteem shown to another. honor may apply to the recognition of one's right to great respect or to any expression of such recognition.
    • the nomination is an honor
homage adds the implication of accompanying praise.
    • paying homage to Shakespeare
reverence implies profound respect mingled with love, devotion, or awe.
    • great reverence for my father
deference implies a yielding or submitting to another's judgment or preference out of respect or reverence.
    • showed no deference to their elders

synonyms see in addition honesty


honor

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of honor

  1. to show appreciation, respect, or affection for (someone) with a public celebration the newlyweds were honored with a dinner given by the bride's grandmother Synonyms of honor fete (or fête), recognize Words Related to honor acknowledge, cite, commend, compliment, credit, thank; extol (also extoll), glorify, laud, praise, tout; acclaim, applaud, cheer, hail, laureate, salute; celebrate, commemorate, memorialize, observe; congratulate, felicitate Near Antonyms of honor discredit, disgrace, dishonor, humble, humiliate, shame; bad-mouth, defame, libel, malign, slander; boo, hiss, hoot, jeer; censure, condemn, damn, denounce, reprobate; mock, put down, ridicule, slight



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