honorable

[on-er-uh-buhl]
adjective
1.
in accordance with or characterized by principles of honor; upright: They were all honorable men.
2.
of high rank, dignity, or distinction; noble, illustrious, or distinguished.
3.
worthy of honor and high respect; estimable; creditable.
4.
bringing honor or credit; consistent with honor.
5.
(initial capital letter)
a.
(used as a title of respect for certain ranking government officials.)
b.
British. (used as a title of courtesy for children of peers ranking below a marquis.) Abbreviation: Hon.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English hono(u)rable < Anglo-French (Middle French honorable) < Latin honōrābilis. See honor, -able

honorableness, noun
honorably, adverb
quasi-honorable, adjective
quasi-honorably, adverb


1. honest, noble, just.


1. ignoble.
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honourable or honorable (ˈɒnərəbəl, ˈɒnrəbəl, ˈɒnərəbəl, ˈɒnrəbəl)
 
adj
1.  possessing or characterized by high principles: honourable intentions
2.  worthy of or entitled to honour or esteem
3.  consistent with or bestowing honour
 
honorable or honorable
 
adj
 
'honourableness or honorable
 
n
 
'honorableness or honorable
 
n
 
'honourably or honorable
 
adv
 
'honorably or honorable
 
adv

Honourable or (US) Honorable (ˈɒnərəbəl, ˈɒnrəbəl, ˈɒnərəbəl, ˈɒnrəbəl)
 
adj
(prenominal) the Honourable Hon a title of respect placed before a name: employed before the names of various officials in the English-speaking world, as a courtesy title in Britain for the children of viscounts and barons and the younger sons of earls, and in Parliament by one member speaking of another
 
Honorable or (US) Honorable
 
adj

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Example sentences
Barring that, he had said, he wanted to leave the service with an honorable
  discharge.
Your attempt to promote an interactive approach and exchange of ideas is
  honorable.
Cheating the government out of tax revenue was seen as an honorable activity.
Bashing skeptics will not help restore the credibility of this honorable
  profession.
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