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Noun1.honourableness - the quality of deserving honor or respect; characterized by honor
righteousness - adhering to moral principles
venerability, venerableness - the quality of deserving veneration
magnanimousness, nobleness, grandeur, nobility - the quality of elevation of mind and exaltation of character or ideals or conduct
reputability, respectability - honorableness by virtue of being respectable and having a good reputation
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Behold, I am disease," saith the evil deed: that is its honourableness.
This kind of rationalist and heroising language imbues these behaviours with a reasonableness and political honourableness that I have to say I find both ethnographically unconvincing and one that writes out, for example, the powerful influence of the role of socialisation in the creation of patterns of emotional experience in adults.
Rather like James Hogg's (self-)justified sinner, Siffredi dismisses doubts as to the honourableness of his proceeding: