Thesaurus: honor Synonyms, honor Antonyms

  1. 1 faithfulness to high moral standards the mayor, a man of honor, never broke a promise to the voters Synonyms honesty, integrity, probity, rectitude, righteousness, uprightness Related Words blamelessness, character, conscientiousness, decency, fairness, high-mindedness, incorruptibility, irreproachability, irreproachableness, justice, morality, nobility, reputability, respectability, right-mindedness, scrupulousness, virtue, virtuousness Near Antonyms 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 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 boast, credit, crown jewel, glory, jewel, pride, treasure, trophyRelated Words pièce de résistance, showpiece; attraction, feature, highlight; distinction, excellence, merit, value, virtueNear Antonyms 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 acclaim, accolade, applause, bay(s), credit, distinction, homage, glory, kudos, laud, laurels, props [slang], réclame, sunRelated Words 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 accolade, blue ribbon, decoration, distinction, award, kudo, plume, premium, prizeRelated Words 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 appanage (also apanage), boon, concession, privilegeRelated Words courtesy; claim, entitlement, right; birthright; perquisite, prerogative; charter, grant, patent; exemption, immunity, waiverNear Antonyms burden, duty, obligation, responsibility



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 fete (or fête), recognize Related Words 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 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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