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Definition of "honorable" []

  • Deserving or winning honor and respect: led an honorable life. (adjective)
  • Bringing distinction or recognition: honorable service to one's nation. (adjective)
  • Possessing and characterized by honor: an honorable person. (adjective)
  • Consistent with honor or good name: followed the only honorable course of action. (adjective)
  • Distinguished; illustrious: this honorable gathering of scholars. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "honorable" in a sentence
  • "This satisfied him; and after once more exacting from Finigan a pledge of what he termed honorable confidence, he took his departure."
  • "Dave, as a senior editor for a major American hunting and shooting magazine you have the opportunity to set a proper example with your experience and thinking scope cuts are "honorable" is unprofessional (which is what you are supposed to be-like it or not.)"
  • "I would have been a lot happier if the Na'avi had been a little less unwordly, a little less driven by pure emotion, a little more civilized, but James Cameron was in honorable company with that one, even if (in my opinion) we should have outgrown Jean Jacques Rousseau's philosophy of the Noble Savage by now, let alone by whatever century this movie is set in."