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. William Duma:

    If he does the honorable thing and resigns it'll be over and we will have a new leader, if he drags it, we are prepared to go in for the long haul because we have lost our respect for him.

  2. Mary McCarthy:

    In politics, it seems, retreat is honorable if dictated by military considerations and shameful if even suggested for ethical reasons.

  3. Henry Clay:

    Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.

  4. Peter Cooper:

    I have always recognized that the object of business is to make money in an honorable manner. I have endeavored to remember that the object of life is to do good.

  5. Anthony Summers:

    One of the things that was hidden was the secret that United States was breaking the Japanese diplomatic code and keeping that secret saved countless lives during the war... but after that, there is no worthy reason for continuing to vilify two honorable men and to allow them to shoulder the responsibility of the death of so many young men. It is an injustice that should be righted. the fact that there have only been two big catastrophes -- one was Pearl Harbor... and the other was 9/11. They are both the same kind of stature and horror in the American memory.

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