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English adjective: honorable

1. honorable not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent

SamplesHonest lawyers.
Honest reporting.



See alsoartless, direct, echt, genuine, honorable, honourable, ingenuous, sincere, square, straight, true, trustworthy, trusty

Antonymsdishonest, dishonorable

2. honorable worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect

SamplesAn honorable man.
Led an honorable life.
Honorable service to his country.


Similaraugust, laureate, revered, time-honored, time-honoured, venerable

See alsohonest, honorable, just, moral, noble, reputable, worthy

Attributehonorableness, honourableness

Antonymsdishonorable, dishonourable

3. honorable adhering to ethical and moral principles

SamplesIt seems ethical and right.
Followed the only honorable course of action.

Synonymsethical, honourable



4. honorable deserving of esteem and respect

SamplesAll respectable companies give guarantees.
Ruined the family's good name.

Synonymsestimable, good, respectable



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