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honourable

(ˈɒnərəbəl; ˈɒnrəbəl) or

honorable

adj
1. possessing or characterized by high principles: honourable intentions.
2. worthy of or entitled to honour or esteem
3. consistent with or bestowing honour
ˈhonourableness, ˈhonorableness n
ˈhonourably, ˈhonorably adv

Honourable

(ˈɒnərəbəl; ˈɒnrəbəl) or

Honorable

adj
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the Honourable (prenominal) a title of respect placed before a name: employed before the names of various officials in the English-speaking world, as a courtesy title in Britain for the children of viscounts and barons and the younger sons of earls, and in Parliament by one member speaking of another. Abbreviation: Hon
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.honourable - worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect; "an honorable man"; "led an honorable life"; "honorable service to his country"
honest, honorable - not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent; "honest lawyers"; "honest reporting"
just - used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting; "a just and lasting peace"- A.Lincoln; "a kind and just man"; "a just reward"; "his just inheritance"
moral - concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles; "moral sense"; "a moral scrutiny"; "a moral lesson"; "a moral quandary"; "moral convictions"; "a moral life"
noble - having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character; "a noble spirit"; "noble deeds"
reputable - having a good reputation; "a reputable business"; "a reputable scientist"; "a reputable wine"
worthy - having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable; "a worthy fellow"; "a worthy cause"
2.honourable - adhering to ethical and moral principles; "it seems ethical and right"; "followed the only honorable course of action"
right - in conformance with justice or law or morality; "do the right thing and confess"

honourable

adjective
1. principled, moral, ethical, just, true, fair, upright, honest, virtuous, trustworthy, trusty, high-minded, upstanding I believe he was an honourable man.
2. proper, right, respectable, righteous, virtuous, creditable However, their intentions are honourable.
Translations
شَريف، مُشَرِّف
slavnýúctyhodný
ærefuldhæderlig
heiîarlegur, virîingarverîur
onurlusaygınşerefli

honourable

honorable (US) [ˈɒnərəbl] ADJ (= upright) → honrado; [title] → honorable
honourable mentionmención f honorífica
the honourable member for Woodford (Brit) (Parl) → el señor diputado de Woodford

honourable

[ˈɒnərəbəl] (British) honorable (US) adj
[person] → honorable; [course of action] → honorable; [intentions] → honorable
Their intentions were honourable → Leurs intentions étaient honorables.
(British) (term of address used in British Parliament) my Right Honourable friend → mon honorable confrère
the Honourable Member for Billericay → l'honorable député de Billericayhonourable mention (British) honorable mention (US) nmention f honorable, accessit m

honourable

, (US) honorable
adj
ehrenhaft; personehrenhaft, ehrenwert; peace, dischargeehrenvoll; exceptionrühmlich; to get an honourable mentionrühmend or lobend erwähnt werden
(Brit Parl) Anrede von Abgeordneten innerhalb des Parlaments the Honourable member for Xder (Herr)/die (Frau) Abgeordnete für X; the Honourable member or gentleman is wrongder geschätzte or ehrenwerte (Herr) Kollege täuscht sich; I agree with my right honourable friendich stimme meinem geschätzten Herrn Kollegen/meiner geschätzten Frau Kollegin zu
(= title) Titel der jüngeren Söhne von Grafen und der Kinder von Freiherren und Baronen I didn’t know he was an Honourableich wusste nicht, dass er adlig or ein „von“ (inf)ist

honourable

honorable (Am) [ˈɒnrəbl] adj (gen) → onorevole; (person) → d'onore

honour

(American) honor (ˈonə) noun
1. respect for truth, honesty etc. a man of honour.
2. (the keeping or increasing of) a person's, country's etc good reputation. We must fight for the honour of our country.
3. fame; glory. He won honour on the field of battle.
4. respect. This ceremony is being held in honour of those who died in the war.
5. something which a person feels to be a reason for pride etc. It is a great honour to be asked to address this meeting.
6. a title, degree etc given to a person as a mark of respect for his services, work, ability etc. He has received many honours for his research into cancer.
7. (with capital. with His, ~Your etc) a title of respect used when talking to or about judges, mayors etc: My client wishes to plead guilty, Your Honour.
verb
1. to show great respect to (a person, thing etc). We should honour the Queen.
2. to do, say etc something which is a reason for pride, satisfaction etc to. Will you honour us with your presence at the meeting?
3. to give (someone) a title, degree etc as a mark of respect for his ability etc. He was honoured for his work with the mentally handicapped.
4. to fulfil (a promise etc). We'll honour our agreement.
ˈhonorary adjective
1. (often abbreviated to Hon. in writing) (of an official position) not having any payment. the Honorary Secretary of the Darts Association.
2. given to a person as a mark of respect for his ability etc. an honorary degree.
ˈhonourable adjective
having, showing, bringing or deserving honour. an honourable man.
ˈhonours noun plural
1. (sometimes with capital. sometimes abbreviated to Hons when written) a degree awarded by universities, colleges etc to students who achieve good results in their final degree examinations, or who carry out specialized study or research; the course of study leading to the awarding of such a degree: He got First Class Honours in French; (also adjective) an honours degree, (American) an honors course.
2. ceremony, when given as a mark of respect. The dead soldiers were buried with full military honours.
(in) honour/honor bound
forced (to do something) not by law, but because one knows it is right. I said I would go if he sent for me, and I feel honour bound to do as I promised.
on one's honour
an expression used to emphasize the truth and solemnity of something which is said. Do you swear, on your honour, never to reveal what you see here?
word of honour
a promise which cannot be broken without loss of honour. I give you my word of honour that I'll do it.

honour, noun, ends in -our.
honorary, adjective, drops the u.
honourable, adjective, keeps the u.
References in classic literature ?
He would take the assertion of that honourable Pickwickian whose voice he had just heard--it was celebrated; but if the fame of that treatise were to extend to the farthest confines of the known world, the pride with which he should reflect on the authorship of that production would be as nothing compared with the pride with which he looked around him, on this, the proudest moment of his existence.
The CHAIRMAN felt it his imperative duty to demand of the honourable gentleman, whether he had used the expression which had just escaped him in a common sense.
Time hustled him into a little noisy and rather dirty machinery, in a by-comer, and made him Member of Parliament for Coketown: one of the respected members for ounce weights and measures, one of the representatives of the multiplication table, one of the deaf honourable gentlemen, dumb honourable gentlemen, blind honourable gentlemen, lame honourable gentlemen, dead honourable gentlemen, to every other consideration.
This was the Honourable William Batulcar's establishment.
Well, that's enough," said the Honourable William Batulcar.
This over, Sir Matthew Pupker went on to say what must be his feelings on that great occasion, and what must be that occasion in the eyes of the world, and what must be the intelligence of his fellow-countrymen before him, and what must be the wealth and respectability of his honourable friends behind him, and lastly, what must be the importance to the wealth, the happiness, the comfort, the liberty, the very existence of a free and great people, of such an Institution as the United Metropolitan Improved Hot Muffin and Crumpet Baking and Punctual Delivery Company!
It is neither generous, nor honourable, nor the act of a true man, sir,' retorted the other, 'to tamper with the affections of a weak, trusting girl, while you shrink, in your unworthiness, from her guardian and protector, and dare not meet the light of day.
The second, the Honourable John, got a fine fortune left him by a relative, and went into the army.
If I might so far presume as to offer a suggestion to my honourable and gallant friend, whose knowledge of naval matters far be it from me to impeach,' Eugene struck in with great deliberation, 'it would be, that to tip a whistle is to advertise mystery and invite speculation.
It is true that from the moment when a general election was over, every returned man who had been raving on hustings because it hadn't been done, and who had been asking the friends of the honourable gentleman in the opposite interest on pain of impeachment to tell him why it hadn't been done, and who had been asserting that it must be done, and who had been pledging himself that it should be done, began to devise, How it was not to be done.
SOME Financiers who were whetting their tongues on their teeth because the Government had "struck down" silver, and were about to "inaugurate" a season of sweatshed, were addressed as follows by a Member of their honourable and warlike body:
Next above these come the Nobility, of whom there are several degrees, beginning at Six-Sided Figures, or Hexagons, and from thence rising in the number of their sides till they receive the honourable title of Polygonal, or many-sided.