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Adjective: honorable  ó-nu-ru-bul or ón-ru-bul
Usage: US (elsewhere: honourable)
  1. Not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent
    "honorable lawyers";
    - honest, honourable [Brit, Cdn]
     
  2. Worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect
    "an honorable man"; "led an honorable life"; "honorable service to his country";
    - honourable [Brit, Cdn]
     
  3. Adhering to ethical and moral principles
    "followed the only honorable course of action";
    - ethical, honourable [Brit, Cdn]
     
  4. Deserving of esteem and respect
    "ruined the family's honorable name";
    - estimable, good, respectable, honourable [Brit, Cdn]

See also: artless, august, direct, downright, echt, genuine, honorableness [US], honorificabilitudinitatibus, honourableness [Brit, Cdn], ingenuous, just, laureate, moral, noble, open-faced, reputable, revered, right, sincere, square, straight, time-honored [US], time-honoured [Brit, Cdn], true, trustable, trustworthy, trusty, venerable, worthy

Antonym: dishonorable [US]

Encyclopedia: Honorable