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Speak slowly, Michael. He is an honourable man.
Arthur Cohn

Meaning of "honourable" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HONOURABLE

honourable  [ˈɒnərəbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HONOURABLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Honourable is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES HONOURABLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

The Honourable

The prefix The Honourable or The Honorable is a style used before the names of certain classes of persons. It is considered an honorific styling.

Definition of honourable in the English dictionary

The first definition of honourable in the dictionary is possessing or characterized by high principles. Other definition of honourable is worthy of or entitled to honour or esteem. Honourable is also consistent with or bestowing honour.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HONOURABLE


admirable
ˈædmərəbəl
comparable
ˈkɒmpərəbəl
considerable
kənˈsɪdərəbəl
desirable
dɪˈzaɪərəbəl
dishonourable
dɪsˈɒnərəbəl
durable
ˈdjʊərəbəl
generable
ˈdʒɛnərəbəl
honorable
ˈɒnərəbəl
invulnerable
ɪnˈvʌlnərəbəl
memorable
ˈmɛmərəbəl
miserable
ˈmɪzərəbəl
preferable
ˈprɛfərəbəl
recoverable
rɪˈkʌvərəbəl
regenerable
rɪˈdʒɛnərəbəl
remunerable
rɪˈmjuːnərəbəl
unvenerable
ʌnˈvɛnərəbəl
unvulnerable
ʌnˈvʌlnərəbəl
venerable
ˈvɛnərəbəl
vulnerable
ˈvʌlnərəbəl
wearable
ˈwɛərəbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HONOURABLE

honour
honour bright
honour guard
honour killing
Honour Moderations
honour school
honour-bound
honourability
honourable discharge
honourable mention
honourableness
honourably
honoured
honourer
honourless
honours
honours course
honours degree
honours list
honours of war

WORDS THAT END LIKE HONOURABLE

able
administrable
adorable
deliverable
deplorable
favourable
impenetrable
incomparable
incurable
innumerable
inseparable
intolerable
measurable
operable
parable
pleasurable
separable
the Honourable
tolerable
transferable
unbearable

Synonyms and antonyms of honourable in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HONOURABLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «honourable» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of honourable

Translation of «honourable» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HONOURABLE

Find out the translation of honourable to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of honourable from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «honourable» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

值得敬佩的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

honrado
570 millions of speakers

English

honourable
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

माननीय
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الشرفاء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

почетный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

honrado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

honourability
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

honorable
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Penghormatan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ehrenwert
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

尊敬すべき
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

훌륭한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kaurmatan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

danh dự
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

honourability
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Honourability
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

honourability
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

degno di rispetto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

honorowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

почесний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

onorabil
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αξιότιμος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

eerbare
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ärade
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hederlig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of honourable

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HONOURABLE»

The term «honourable» is very widely used and occupies the 15.129 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HONOURABLE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «honourable» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «honourable» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about honourable

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «HONOURABLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word honourable.
1
Julie Burchill
Gluttony and idleness are two of life's great joys, but they are not honourable.
2
Abraham Clark
As to my Title, I know not yet whether it will be honourable or dishonourable, the issue of the War must Settle it. Perhaps our Congress will be Exalted on a high Gallows.
3
Arthur Cohn
Speak slowly, Michael. He is an honourable man.
4
Gavyn Davies
There is an honourable tradition in British public life that those charged with authority at the top of an organisation should accept responsibility for what happens in that organisation. I am therefore writing to the prime minister today to tender my resignation as chairman of the BBC.
5
Al Gore
Civil disobedience has an honourable history, and when the urgency and moral clarity cross a certain threshold, then I think that civil disobedience is quite understandable, and it has a role to play.
6
Francesco Guicciardini
Ambition is not in itself an evil; nor is he to be condemned whose spirit prompts him to seek fame by worthy and honourable ways.
7
Joseph Hume
It is, and long has been my opinion, and I have heard honourable members in this House declare it to be theirs - that it is the duty of Parliament equally to protect all the different interests in the country.
8
Shiv Khera
It is better to be honourable than be honoured.
9
Wilfrid Laurier
I have been represented as a Protestant minister; there was not one of the canvassers of the honourable gentlemen opposite that did not represent to the people that I was not a Minister of the Crown, but that I was a Protestant minister.
10
George Henry Lewes
Sincerity is not only effective and honourable, it is also much less difficult than is commonly supposed.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HONOURABLE»

Discover the use of honourable in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to honourable and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
A Fairly Honourable Defeat
In this dark comedy of errors, Iris Murdoch portrays the mischief wrought by Julius, a cynical intellectual who decides to demonstrate through a Machiavellian experiment how easily loving couples, caring friends, and devoted siblings can ...
Iris Murdoch, 2008
2
The Honourable Company
A history of the English East India company.
John Keay, 2010
3
The narrative of the Honourable John Byron: ...: Also a ...
Also a relation of the loss of the Wager man of war ... John Byron. ( ) informing him of what has palled since his last visit, and receiving fresh orders for the year to come. At Castro we had the same liberty we enjoyed at Chaco, and visited every ...
John Byron, 1768
4
A True History of Several Honourable Families of the Right ...
A family history originally published in 1688. S0517HB - $23.00
Walter Scott, 1894
5
All Honourable Men: The Social Origins of War in Lebanon
Drawing on sociological and psychoanalytic theory and using comparative examples from other parts of the world, Michael Johnson examines the history of confessional or ethnic identity in Lebanon and the civil wars of the 1970s and 1980s.
Michael Johnson, 2001
6
An Honourable Calling: Political Memoirs
In this engaging and candid political memoir, Blakeney reflects on his four decades of public service, offering first-hand insights on the introduction of government-sponsored medicare, the patriation of the Canadian Constitution, and new ...
Allan Blakeney, 2008
7
Battles of the Honourable East India Company: Making of the Raj
This book deals with all major battles of the East India Company, starting with the naval battle off the coast of swally (Suhali) in 1612 to the Second Sikh war and Annexation of the Punjab in 1849.
M. S. Naravane, 2006
8
Most Honourable Remembrance: The Life and Work of Thomas Bayes
This book is the first to provide a biography and full discussion of Bayes' works and will be of interest to modern Bayesian statisticians as well as to mathematicians who may well be surprised at some of the mathematical insights shown by ...
Andrew I. Dale, 2003
9
The Honourable Schoolboy
John le Carre. haze and known locally as the Elephant Cage. Giant bodkins marked the perimeter, and at the middle, surrounded by webs of strung wire, burned a single infernal light like the promise of a future war. He had heard there were ...
John le Carre, 2002
10
A World for the Taking: The Ships of the Honourable East ...
This is E. Keble Chatterton's authoritative account of those ships and the men who helped forge the history of two continents.
E. Keble Chatterton, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HONOURABLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term honourable is used in the context of the following news items.
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Andy McSmith's Diary: Welcome to the House of fun, children - UK …
While reporting to Parliament on the deal with Iran, Hammond addressed the venerable Labour MP, Sir Gerald Kaufman, as “the Honourable ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
2
Tory MP Philip Davies claims sex education is 'tyranny'
Speaking in the Commons, he said: “I believe in parental responsibility… the Honourable Lady [Ms Lucas] said that 85 percent of parents agree ... «PinkNews, Jul 15»
3
Sir Christopher Lee's SAS war record was 'hammed up', historian …
He argued that it would have been "honourable" to clarify where he served, claiming his silence served to "ham it up" despite having what his ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
4
Three Stars: Travis Lulay, Richie Leone and Zach Evans top Week …
(Honourable mentions: S.J. Green, WR, Montreal; Adarius Bowman, SB, Edmonton; Eric Rogers, WR, Calgary.) Second star/special teams ... «Yahoo Sports, Jul 15»
5
Doctor Who and Sherlock are your most-loved TV shows from Comic …
Honourable mentions from the comments section go to Agent Carter, Agents of SHIELD, Ash vs Evil Dead, Legends of Tomorrow, The 100 and ... «Digital Spy, Jul 15»
6
Freyberg should no longer be target practice for every other rugby …
The honourable thing would be for them, out of respect for their young players, to drop a grade to senior second. However, it seems the club ... «Manawatu Standard, Jul 15»
7
The Honourable Company of Air Pilots Flying Scholarships for 2015 …
Air BP is a new sponsor to the Honourable Company of Air Pilots and this scholarship has been awarded to Alexander May. At present, Alex is ... «PilotWeb, Jul 15»
8
Mystery man a fan of 'honourable' Shorten | The Australian
“Bill was a very honourable person.” The businessman said the payment was a “donation” to Shorten's campaign. At the time the then AWU ... «The Australian, Jul 15»
9
Ku Li: Honourable men, come put matters to rest - Malaysiakini
There is no necessity for investigations into controversies plaguing the country if there are honourable men who have the relevant facts to put the matters to rest. «Malaysiakini, Jul 15»
10
Bill Young: Felipe Alou is one of Montreal honourable gentlemen
Inductee and former Expos Manager Felipe Alou poses at a press conference prior to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony ... «Montreal Gazette, Jul 15»

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