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Honorable meaning

honorable - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. Worthy of honor; fit to be esteemed or regarded; estimable; illustrious.
  2. 2. High- minded; actuated by principles of honor, or a scrupulous regard to probity, rectitude, or reputation.
  3. 3. Proceeding from an upright and laudable cause, or directed to a just and proper end; not base; irreproachable; fair; as, an honorable motive.
  4. 4. Conferring honor, or produced by noble deeds.
  5. 5. Worthy of respect; regarded with esteem; to be commended; consistent with honor or rectitude.
  6. 6. Performed or accompanied with marks of honor, or with testimonies of esteem; an honorable burial.
  7. 7. Of reputable association or use; respectable.
  8. 8. An epithet of respect or distinction; as, the honorable Senate; the honorable gentleman.
  9. 9. Worthy of honor; actuated by principles of honor; conferring honor.

honorable - examples of usage

  1. Round Rodchurch the talk ran that the Right Honorable gentleman was still a rare one for the ladies. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  2. I did my job, and got my wound, and my honorable record. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
  3. But we're bound to take the letter on its face, and that's open and honorable. - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
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