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US honorable

/ (ˈɒnərəbəl, ˈɒnrəbəl) /


possessing or characterized by high principleshonourable intentions
worthy of or entitled to honour or esteem
consistent with or bestowing honour

Nearby words

honors of war, honour, honour killing, honour moderations, honour school, honourable, honourable discharge, honours, honours list, honours of war, hons
Derived Formshonourableness or US honorableness, nounhonourably or US honorably, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for honourable (2 of 2)


US Honorable

/ (ˈɒnərəbəl, ˈɒnrəbəl) /


the Honourable (prenominal) a title of respect placed before a name: employed before the names of various officials in the English-speaking world, as a courtesy title in Britain for the children of viscounts and barons and the younger sons of earls, and in Parliament by one member speaking of anotherAbbreviation: Hon
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Word Origin and History for honourable



chiefly British English spelling of honorable; also see -or. Related: Honourably.

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