[ on-er-uh-buhl ]
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  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.

  1. worthy of honor and high respect; estimable; creditable.

  2. bringing honor or credit; consistent with honor.

  3. (initial capital letter)

    • (used as a title of respect for certain ranking government officials.)

    • British. (used as a title of courtesy for children of peers ranking below a marquis.) Abbreviation: Hon.

Origin of honorable

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English hono(u)rable, from Anglo-French, from Latin honōrābilis; equivalent to honor + -able

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Other words from honorable

  • hon·or·a·ble·ness, noun
  • hon·or·a·bly, adverb
  • qua·si-hon·or·a·ble, adjective
  • qua·si-hon·or·a·bly, adverb

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