Honorable meaning

ŏnər-ə-bəl
Bringing distinction or recognition.

Honorable service to one's nation.

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Worthy of being honored.
  • Of, or having a position of, high rank or worth.
    Our Representative, the Honorable Jane Smith.
  • Noble; illustrious.
  • Of good reputation; respectable.
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Having or showing a sense of right and wrong; characterized by honesty and integrity; upright.
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Possessing and characterized by honor.

An honorable person.

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Consistent with honor or good name.

Followed the only honorable course of action.

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Distinguished; illustrious.

This honorable gathering of scholars.

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Attended by marks of recognition and honor.

Received an honorable burial.

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Bringing honor to the owner or doer.
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Doing honor; accompanied with marks of respect.

An honorable burial.

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The definition of honorable is a person with a high position, worthy of respect or with high morals.

An example of honorable is a Supreme Court judge.

An example of honorable is the Dalai Lama.

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Deserving or winning honor and respect.

Led an honorable life.

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Origin of honorable

  • From Old French honorable, honurable, from Latin honōrābilis, from honōrō (“I honour”); cognate with Italian onorabile, Spanish honorable.

    From Wiktionary