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Conferring or showing respect or honor.
A title, phrase, or grammatical form conveying respect, used especially when addressing a social superior.
[Latin honōrificus : honor, honōr-, honor + -ficus, -fic.]
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1. showing or conferring honour or respect
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.
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hon•or•if•ic(ˌɒn əˈrɪf ɪk)
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.
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|Noun||1.||honorific - an expression of respect; "the Japanese use many honorifics"|
|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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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
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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