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

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

Encyclopedia: Honourable