honorable

The word honorable has to do with people and actions that are honest, fair, and worthy of respect.

An honorable person is someone who believes in truth and doing the right thing — and tries to live up to those high principles. When you lose a game, it's honorable to shake hands. If you smash into someone's parked car, it's honorable to leave a note so they can contact you. Telling the truth is honorable. This word is also used for people who are deserving of being honored, like when judges are called "The honorable Judge So-and-so."

Definitions of honorable
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adj deserving of esteem and respect

Synonyms:
estimable, good, respectable
reputable
having a good reputation

adj worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect

“an honorable man”
“led an honorable life”
honorable service to his country”
Synonyms:
honourable
honest
not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent
august, revered, venerable
profoundly honored
laureate
worthy of the greatest honor or distinction
time-honored, time-honoured
honored because of age or long usage
just
used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting
moral
concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles
noble
having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character
reputable
having a good reputation
worthy
having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable
Antonyms:
dishonorable, dishonourable
lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor
inglorious
not bringing honor and glory
dishonest, dishonorable
deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
black, disgraceful, ignominious, inglorious, opprobrious, shameful
(used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame
debasing, degrading
used of conduct; characterized by dishonor
shabby
mean and unworthy and despicable
unprincipled
having little or no integrity
yellow
cowardly or treacherous
unjust
violating principles of justice
ignoble
completely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose
disreputable
lacking respectability in character or behavior or appearance
unworthy
lacking in value or merit
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adj adhering to ethical and moral principles

“followed the only honorable course of action”
Synonyms:
ethical, honourable
right
in conformance with justice or law or morality

adj not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent

Synonyms:
honest
direct
straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action
echt, genuine
not fake or counterfeit
downright
characterized by plain blunt honesty
honourable
worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect
artless, ingenuous
characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious
sincere
open and genuine; not deceitful
square, straight
characterized by honesty and fairness
true
consistent with fact or reality; not false
trustworthy, trusty
worthy of trust or belief
Antonyms:
dishonest, dishonorable
deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
Janus-faced, ambidextrous, deceitful, double-dealing, double-faced, double-tongued, duplicitous, two-faced
marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another
beguiling
misleading by means of pleasant or alluring methods
deceitful, fallacious, fraudulent
intended to deceive
deceptive, misleading, shoddy
designed to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently
false
designed to deceive
picaresque
involving clever rogues or adventurers especially as in a type of fiction
blackguardly, rascally, roguish, scoundrelly
lacking principles or scruples
thieving, thievish
given to thievery
dishonorable, dishonourable
lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor
insincere
lacking sincerity
corrupt, crooked
not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive
false
not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality
untrustworthy, untrusty
not worthy of trust or belief
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