Origin of honorific
OTHER WORDS FROM honorifichon·or·if·i·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby honorific
How to use honorific in a sentence
It’s honorific, and when I received my knighthood from Her Majesty it was done in a very low-key manner in her private office, only three of us were in the room, myself, my wife and Her Majesty.Colin Powell Reflects on His Mistakes in This Unpublished TIME Interview|Belinda Luscombe|October 19, 2021|Time
The meaning of this title may have been honorific, but it is also striking.First Anglican Woman Bishop A Return to Christian Roots|Candida Moss|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She does not carry the honorific title HRH as she is descended through the female line.
Ab eo igitur tpore Patres nostros perhumaniter habuit, atque honorific in omnibus, mensque benign accepit.
"Yes, Sir William—Mr. Fred," the man replied, evidently somewhat doubtful as to whether he was right in using the honorific.The Arbiter|Lady F. E. E. Bell
Abstention from labour is not only a honorific or meritorious act, but it presently comes to be a requisite of decency.
They are unprofitable servants, and there is an honorific implication for their master in their remaining unprofitable.
In order to completeness and full acceptability to the consumer it must also show the honorific element.
British Dictionary definitions for honorific
- (of a pronoun, verb inflection, etc) indicating the speaker's respect for the addressee or his acknowledgment of inferior status
- (as noun)a Japanese honorific