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
  1. adjective
    deserving of esteem and respect
    synonyms: estimable, good, respectable
    reputable
    having a good reputation
  2. adjective
    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
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    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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  3. adjective
    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
  4. adjective
    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
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    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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