What does honorable mean?

Definitions for honorable
ˈɒn ər ə bəlhon·or·able

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. honest, honorable(adj)

    not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent

    "honest lawyers"; "honest reporting"

  2. honorable, honourable(adj)

    worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect

    "an honorable man"; "led an honorable life"; "honorable service to his country"

  3. ethical, honorable, honourable(adj)

    adhering to ethical and moral principles

    "it seems ethical and right"; "followed the only honorable course of action"

  4. estimable, good, honorable, respectable(adj)

    deserving of esteem and respect

    "all respectable companies give guarantees"; "ruined the family's good name"


  1. honorable(Adjective)

    Worthy of respect; respectable.

    Etymology: From the honorable, honurable, from the honorabilis, from honoro; cognate with the onorabile and with the and ⁽ᵒᶜ⁾ ⁽ᵉˢ⁾.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Honorable(adj)

    worthy of honor; fit to be esteemed or regarded; estimable; illustrious

    Etymology: [F. honorable, L. honorabilis.]

  2. Honorable(adj)

    high-minded; actuated by principles of honor, or a scrupulous regard to probity, rectitude, or reputation

    Etymology: [F. honorable, L. honorabilis.]

  3. Honorable(adj)

    proceeding from an upright and laudable cause, or directed to a just and proper end; not base; irreproachable; fair; as, an honorable motive

    Etymology: [F. honorable, L. honorabilis.]

  4. Honorable(adj)

    conferring honor, or produced by noble deeds

    Etymology: [F. honorable, L. honorabilis.]

  5. Honorable(adj)

    worthy of respect; regarded with esteem; to be commended; consistent with honor or rectitude

    Etymology: [F. honorable, L. honorabilis.]

  6. Honorable(adj)

    performed or accompanied with marks of honor, or with testimonies of esteem; an honorable burial

    Etymology: [F. honorable, L. honorabilis.]

  7. Honorable(adj)

    of reputable association or use; respectable

    Etymology: [F. honorable, L. honorabilis.]

  8. Honorable(adj)

    an epithet of respect or distinction; as, the honorable Senate; the honorable gentleman

    Etymology: [F. honorable, L. honorabilis.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of honorable in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of honorable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of honorable in a Sentence

  1. Utah Senator Orrin Hatch:

    If we can do I-Squared, I think it would open the door to real, decent, honorable immigration reform itself.

  2. Phil Stone:

    The whole point was if Richard's remains were found Richard III would get the dignified and honorable burial Richard III was denied in 1485.

  3. Scott Rice:

    I’m equally shocked and dismayed by this event that mocks such a cherished and honorable occasion, this action goes against our very foundation.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    A topmost position may be honorable, but that does not mean that a person occupying that coveted post for long is also respectable.

  5. Michael Bennet:

    I think if we have to build a big coalition of Americans -- Democrats, Republicans and independents -- to overcome the broken politics of Washington, DC. It will never fix itself. It will only become more bitter and more partisan if we as a country don't come together and say, we demand something better, i think if we do that, we can not only beat Donald Trump -- we can fix our broken politics in Washington, and we can leave our kids in this country an honorable future that we can be proud of.

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