honorably

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
 
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'honourably or honorable
 
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'honorably or honorable
 
adv

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