Definition of Honorable

1. Adjective. Not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent. "Honest reporting"




2. Adjective. Worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect. "Honorable service to his country"

3. Adjective. Adhering to ethical and moral principles. "Followed the only honorable course of action"
Exact synonyms: Ethical, Honourable
Similar to: Right
Derivative terms: Ethics, Honorableness, Honourableness

4. Adjective. Deserving of esteem and respect. "Ruined the family's good name"
Exact synonyms: Estimable, Good, Respectable
Similar to: Reputable
Derivative terms: Goodness, Honor, Honorableness, Respectability

Definition of Honorable

1. a. Worthy of honor; fit to be esteemed or regarded; estimable; illustrious.

Definition of Honorable

1. Adjective. Worthy of respect; respectable. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Honorable

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Honorable

honkytonk
honkytonks
honnor
honnour
honokiol
honor'd
honor guard
honor killing
honor killings
honor roll
honor rolls
honor system
honorabilities
honorability
honorable (current term)
honorable mention
honorableness
honorablenesses
honorably
honorand
honorands
honoraria
honoraries
honorarily
honorarium
honorariums
honorary
honorary degree
honorary officer

Literary usage of Honorable

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1919)
"BRITISH EMPIRE: Right honorable D. Lloyd George, MP, Premier; Right honorable AJ Balfour, MP, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs; Right honorable A. ..."

2. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1915)
"honorable Duncan Marshall. Minister of Agriculture for Alberta, ... Called by friend and foe—and with some affection from both— "The honorable Dune. ..."

3. Journal by New York (State). Legislature. Senate (1921)
"relative to printing a memorial of honorable Gordon H. Peck, with a message that they have concurred in the Senate amendments thereto. ..."

4. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1892)
"INSPIRING PUPILS TO honorable ACTIONS. There should be a hand-book which would point out by index and reference where appropriate matter may be found in ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1887)
"Your petitioner then applied to this honorable Court for a writ of error, ... Your petitioner prays, therefore, that this honorable Court will take such ..."

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