What does honorable mean?

Definitions for honorable
ˈɒn ər ə bəlhon·or·able

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. honest, honorableadjective

    not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent

    "honest lawyers"; "honest reporting"

  2. honorable, honourableadjective

    worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect

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

  3. ethical, honorable, honourableadjective

    adhering to ethical and moral principles

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

  4. estimable, good, honorable, respectableadjective

    deserving of esteem and respect

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

Wiktionary

  1. honorableadjective

    Worthy of respect; respectable.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Honorableadjective

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

  2. Honorableadjective

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

  3. Honorableadjective

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

  4. Honorableadjective

    conferring honor, or produced by noble deeds

  5. Honorableadjective

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

  6. Honorableadjective

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

  7. Honorableadjective

    of reputable association or use; respectable

  8. Honorableadjective

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

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

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Numerology

  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. President Hassan Rouhani:

    Further investigation is needed to identify all the causes and roots of this tragedy and prosecute the perpetrators of this unforgivable mistake and inform the honorable people of Iran and the families of the victims about it, it is also necessary to adopt the required arrangements and measures to address the weaknesses of the country's defense systems to make sure such a disaster is never repeated.

  2. 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.

  3. Pindar:

    A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality.

  4. Human Resources Zoltan Balog:

    The loss of those people, ejected from the nation, robbed and bestially murdered, is our shared loss, a long road leads to honorable remembrance. Let us thank everyone who did not stop or turn back on that road.

  5. Trump Pentagon:

    Today, the Department of Defense announced that it intends to appoint former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, Ambassador Thomas Carter, Dr. Edward Luttwak, Mr. Scott O'Grady, Mr. Thomas Stewart, the Honorable Randy Forbes, Senator Robert Smith and Ambassador Charles Glazer to the Defense Policy Board.

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