Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary


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Main Entry: hon·or·able
Pronunciation: 'ä-n&r-(&-)b&l, 'än-r&-
Function: adjective
Date: 14th century
1 : deserving of honor
2 a : of great renown : ILLUSTRIOUS b : entitled to honor -- used as a title for the children of certain British noblemen and for various government officials
3 : performed or accompanied with marks of honor or respect
4 a : attesting to creditable conduct b : consistent with an untarnished reputation <an honorable withdrawal>
5 : characterized by integrity : guided by a high sense of honor and duty
synonym see UPRIGHT
- hon·or·abil·i·ty /"än-r&-'bi-l&-tE, "ä-n&-/ noun
- hon·or·able·ness /'än-r&-b&l-n&s, 'ä-n&-/ noun
- hon·or·ably /-blE/ adverb