- (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
OTHER WORDS FROM honorablehon·or·a·ble·ness, nounhon·or·a·bly, adverbqua·si-hon·or·a·ble, adjectivequa·si-hon·or·a·bly, adverb
Words nearby honorable
How to use honorable in a sentence
In all but the rarest moments of national unity, honorable compromise is what makes liberal democracy possible.
In India, Modi has ensured it is the media outlets—with a few honorable exceptions—that seek the government’s approval.It Isn't Just Modi. India’s Compliant Media Must Also Take Responsibility for the COVID-19 Crisis|Debasish Roy Chowdhury|May 3, 2021|Time
Four individuals, all honorable men, claimed to have placed coins on the deceased Lincoln’s eyes.Reconsidering Abraham Lincoln’s Legacy Is All Well and Good—But You Can't Argue with Results|Edward Steers Jr.|April 15, 2021|Time
God bless the Capitol Police and the honorable men & women of law enforcement who show great courage keeping all of us safe.Congress members under siege in Capitol tweet their shock and frustration|Danielle Abril|January 6, 2021|Fortune
In a way, this is worse than the racism of white supremacists, since this is thought to be an honorable attitude.Dear White People: Well-Meaning Paternalism Is Still Racist|Chloé Valdary|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She did what she could and had, as far as I know, an honorable career.
In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free—honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve.
Or this: the right-hand side of the body is more honorable and therefore hotter than the left.
 Bone was an Indianan, and had a long and honorable career in journalism, stretching from 1881 to 1918.The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire|H.L. Mencken|October 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At Buffalo, where this fountain was exhibited, it received honorable mention.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
It still, I am glad to hear, runs an honorable and profitable course, which its merits well deserve.
And of that she was equally sure, for how could he do any man or any woman wrong, this sincere and honorable Christian gentleman?Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline|Jennie M. Drinkwater
For at least ten years previous to 1901, San Francisco had enjoyed a period of not only decent but honorable government.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Against the Stamp Act, honorable members were reminded, there was a special objection to be urged.The Eve of the Revolution|Carl Becker