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Definition of 'honorable'


  1. not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent; "honest lawyers"; "honest reporting"; "an honest wage"; "honest weight"
       Synonyms: honest
       Antonyms: dishonest dishonorable
  2. worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect; "an honorable man"; "led an honorable life"; "honorable service to his country"
       Synonyms: honourable
       Antonyms: dishonorable dishonourable
  3. used as a title of respect; "my honorable colleague"; "our worthy commanding officer"
       Synonyms: honourable
  4. adhering to ethical and moral principles; "it seems ethical and right"; "followed the only honorable course of action"; "had the moral courage to stand alone"
       Synonyms: ethical honourable moral
  5. deserving of esteem and respect; "all respectable companies give guarantees"; "ruined the family's good name"
       Synonyms: estimable good respectable

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