honorific

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hon·or·if·ic

 (ŏn′ə-rĭf′ĭk)
adj.
Conferring or showing respect or honor.
n.
A title, phrase, or grammatical form conveying respect, used especially when addressing a social superior.

[Latin honōrificus : honor, honōr-, honor + -ficus, -fic.]

hon′or·if′i·cal·ly adv.

honorific

(ˌɒnəˈrɪfɪk) or

honorifical

adj
1. showing or conferring honour or respect
2. (Linguistics)
a. (of a pronoun, verb inflection, etc) indicating the speaker's respect for the addressee or his acknowledgment of inferior status
b. (as noun): a Japanese honorific.
ˌhonorˈifically adv

hon•or•if•ic

(ˌɒn əˈrɪf ɪk)

adj.
1. doing or conferring honor.
2. conveying honor, as a title or a grammatical form used in speaking to or about a superior, elder, etc.
n.
3. (in certain languages, as Chinese and Japanese) a class of forms used to show respect, esp. in direct address.
4. a title or term of respect.
[1640–50; < Latin honōrificus. See honor, -i-, -fic]
hon`or•if′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.honorific - an expression of respect; "the Japanese use many honorifics"
formulation, expression - the style of expressing yourself; "he suggested a better formulation"; "his manner of expression showed how much he cared"
Adj.1.honorific - conferring or showing honor or respect; "honorific social status commonly attaches to membership in a recognized profession"
respectful - full of or exhibiting respect; "respectful behavior"; "a respectful glance"
Translations

honorific

[ɒnəˈrɪfɪk]
A. ADJhonorífico
B. Ntítulo m honorífico

honorific

[ˌɒnəˈrɪfɪk] adj [title, position] → honorifiquehonor roll n (US) (at school)liste f des meilleurs élèveshonors degree n (US)licence f avec mentionhonor society n (US)club m des meilleurs élèves