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Definition 1: worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where honorable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an honorable man
  • led an honorable life
  • honorable service to his country

Synonyms for honorable in the sense of this definition

(honorable is similar to ...) profoundly honored

"revered holy men"

(honorable is similar to ...) worthy of the greatest honor or distinction

"The nation's pediatrician laureate is preparing to lay down his black bag"

(honorable is similar to ...) honored because of age or long usage

"time-honored institutions"

(means also ...) having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable

"a worthy fellow" "a worthy cause"

(means also ...) having a good reputation

"a reputable business" "a reputable scientist" "a reputable wine"

(means also ...) having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character

"a noble spirit" "noble deeds"

(means also ...) concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles

"moral sense" "a moral scrutiny" "a moral lesson" "a moral quandary" "moral convictions" "a moral life"

(means also ...) used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting

"a just and lasting peace" "a kind and just man" "a just reward" "his just inheritance"

(means also ...) not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent

"honest lawyers" "honest reporting"

(... are attributes of honorable) the quality of deserving honor or respect; characterized by honor

Definition 2: not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where honorable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • honest lawyers
  • honest reporting

Synonyms for honorable in the sense of this definition

(honorable is similar to ...) characterized by plain blunt honesty

"a downright answer" "a downright kind of person"

(means also ...) straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action

"a direct question" "a direct response" "a direct approach"

(means also ...) not fake or counterfeit

"a genuine Picasso" "genuine leather"

(means also ...) worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect

"an honorable man" "led an honorable life" "honorable service to his country"

(means also ...) characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious

"an ingenuous admission of responsibility"

(means also ...) open and genuine; not deceitful

"he was a good man, decent and sincere" "felt sincere regret that they were leaving" "sincere friendship"

(means also ...) characterized by honesty and fairness

"straight dealing" "a square deal"

(means also ...) consistent with fact or reality; not false

"the story is true" "it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true" "the true meaning of the statement"

(means also ...) worthy of trust or belief

"a trustworthy report" "an experienced and trustworthy traveling companion"

Definition 3: deserving of esteem and respect - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where honorable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • all respectable companies give guarantees
  • ruined the family's good name

Synonyms for honorable in the sense of this definition

(honorable is similar to ...) having a good reputation

"a reputable business" "a reputable scientist" "a reputable wine"

Definition 4: adhering to ethical and moral principles - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where honorable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it seems ethical and right
  • followed the only honorable course of action

Synonyms for honorable in the sense of this definition

(honorable is similar to ...) in conformance with justice or law or morality

"do the right thing and confess"

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