- (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
How to use honorable in a sentence
Finally, I’ll give an honorable mention to Lattice CEO Jack Altman’s New Years Eve filing, which shows that the executive plans to raise $20 million for a new fund.Union Square Ventures and Learn Capital file paperwork indicating new funds|Natasha Mascarenhas|December 31, 2020|TechCrunch
I guess immigrants are a low priority for such an honorable and busy character.
I'll give a quick honorable mention to Lorenzo il Magnifico, which I tested out a year ago when it was still in beta on Steam and of which I thought highly—but which I haven't gotten to try in its newest version.
Voters there can do the country — and, frankly, decent and honorable Republicans — a service by refusing to send two of the worst actors in this horror show, Sens.The election can’t be ‘stolen.’ But something worse is happening.|Jennifer Rubin|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
He felt like the appropriate thing and honorable thing to do would be to not put his supporters in a tough situation.Morning Report: Key Decisions Fueled COVID’s Spread in Downtown Jail|Voice of San Diego|September 29, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Peters joined the Navy Reserve in 1993 and was honorably discharged in 2008, the year he was elected to Congress.The (Sloppy) Swift-Boating of Michigan Democrat Gary Peters|Tim Mak|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yes, there were decent Poles who acted honorably to help the Jews.‘Generation War’ Lets World War II Germans Off Too Easily|Jack Schwartz|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was honorably discharged, and moved to California where he worked in the emergency room, earning praise from colleagues.Errol Morris’s “A Wilderness of Error” Revisits Jeffrey MacDonald Case|Raymond Bonner|August 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They play to chords of resentment and cast a veneer of illegitimacy over actions and lives lived honorably.Obama, Romney Tax Returns Unleash Worst Political Instincts|Zachary Karabell|April 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“I commend Mr. Santorum for handling this honorably,” Taylor said.Did Rick Santorum Win the Iowa Caucuses, Not Mitt Romney?|John Avlon|January 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I have for all worldly goods, two hundred and fifty dollars, with which I shall honorably pay my hotel bill.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
"Rice and fish will soon honorably eventuate," Um assured him as she went back, smiling, into the kitchen.The Dragon Painter|Mary McNeil Fenollosa
Worthy people continued to think that those which remained in the Diard salons were not honorably acquired.Juana|Honore de Balzac
But he reassured them, and brought the embassy with all courtesy before Duke Godfrey, who entreated the Egyptians very honorably.God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis
To quit his laborious sentry-post; honorably lay-up his arms, and be gone to his rest:—all Eternity to rest in, O George!The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886|Ministry of Education