Dictionary.com

honorable

[ on-er-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈɒn ər ə bəl /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: honorable / honorableness / honorably on Thesaurus.com

adjective
in accordance with or characterized by principles of honor; upright: They were all honorable men.
of high rank, dignity, or distinction; noble, illustrious, or distinguished.
worthy of honor and high respect; estimable; creditable.
bringing honor or credit; consistent with honor.
(initial capital letter)
  1. (used as a title of respect for certain ranking government officials.)
  2. British. (used as a title of courtesy for children of peers ranking below a marquis.) Abbreviation: Hon.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of honorable

1300–50; Middle English hono(u)rable<Anglo-French (Middle French honorable) <Latin honōrābilis.See honor, -able

OTHER WORDS FROM honorable

hon·or·a·ble·ness, nounhon·or·a·bly, adverbqua·si-hon·or·a·ble, adjectivequa·si-hon·or·a·bly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use honorable in a sentence

FEEDBACK