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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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In Britain for many years pots--as they were disparagingly called by some, and honorifically titled by others--were embroiled in fraught debates: about art versus craft, and handwork versus industrial manufacture.
In Buell's words, the pursuit of ethics in literary criticism can be viewed "honorifically," as that which revitalizes "scholarly and pedagogical conscience, as a revival of a once distinguished humanistic sensibility unfairly stigmatized in recent years, as a substantial retheorization of alterity," but it can equally be seen "as a copycat moral majoritarianism or as a retreat from a politics of social transformation to privadsm" (12).
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Due to Wang Jingwei's succession to Sun Zhongshan's status within the GMD and her significant contributions to Sun's revolutionary movement and to the founding of the Republic of China, Chen Bijun had been honorifically addressed as Wang Furen for decades.