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English adjective: honorable

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


SamplesHonest lawyers.
Honest reporting.


Synonymshonest


Similardownright


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.


Synonymshonourable


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


Similarright


Antonymswrong

4. honorable deserving of esteem and respect


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


Synonymsestimable, good, respectable


Similarreputable


Antonymsdisreputable









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