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

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

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

Synonyms for honourable in the sense of this definition

(honourable is similar to ...) profoundly honored

"revered holy men"

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

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

(honourable 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 honourable) the quality of deserving honor or respect; characterized by honor

Definition 2: adhering to ethical and moral principles - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

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

Synonyms for honourable in the sense of this definition

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

"do the right thing and confess"

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