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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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Translations

honorific

[ɒnəˈrɪfɪk]
A. ADJhonorífico
B. Ntítulo m honorífico
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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
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References in periodicals archive ?
Of course, the honourific language remains, but what does a bit of "jon-dem-mal" really matter when you are largely ignored by younger generations and asked to live out of eye-sight so as not to be a burden to those wearing tight shorts and XXXX t-shirts.
His father, the sixth-generation ancestor, received the honourific tide of President of the Board of Rites and his mother the title of the Kind, Gentle and Refined Dame-consort of Rank 2A ([phrase omitted]).
A deputy director-general of a division in the Prime Minister's Department with the honourific title of 'Datuk', remanded by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to facilitate investigation into alleged misappropriation of the 14th general election funds, was released today.
"The royal household, in particular, the Queen, has never before acknowledged the honourific Ms - regardless of whether it was being used to signify a divorced woman or one who did not feel her marital status was of importance," he explained.