Definition of honourable in English:

honourable

Line breaks: hon¦our|able
Pronunciation: /ˈɒn(ə)rəb(ə)l
 
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(US honorable)

adjective

  • 2 (Honourable) Used as a title for certain high officials, the children of certain ranks of the nobility, and MPs: the Honourable Alan Simpson, US Senator
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    • The Rt. Honourable Bernard Edward Barnaby Fitz-Patrick was born at Lisduff House, Errill on April 28, 1848.
    • His next greeting was to the Honourable Jimmy Carter, President of the United States of America.
    • The Honorable William H. Pryor Jr. served as the Attorney General of the State of Alabama from 1997-2004.

Derivatives

honourableness

noun
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  • His fundamental kindness and honorableness have always impressed me.
  • First, the honourableness with which the minister is facing the issue should be an object lesson to public men everywhere.
  • He should really stop talking about the honorableness of public officials resigning when they have differences with their bosses.

honourably

adverb
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  • He had reached a wrong conclusion, but there was every indication that he had come to this decision honestly and honourably.
  • We'd all like to think that if you conduct yourself honorably and decently and fairly, you'll never come under attack.
  • We will be vigorously defending this action as we are satisfied that we have behaved both responsibly and honourably in every way in our dealings with him.

Origin

Middle English: via Old French from Latin honorabilis, from honor 'honour'.

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