not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent
"honest lawyers"; "honest reporting"
worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect
"an honorable man"; "led an honorable life"; "honorable service to his country"
ethical, honorable, honourable(adj)
adhering to ethical and moral principles
"it seems ethical and right"; "followed the only honorable course of action"
estimable, good, honorable, respectable(adj)
deserving of esteem and respect
"all respectable companies give guarantees"; "ruined the family's good name"
dear, good, beneficial, in effect(p), unspoiled, skillful, sound, serious, effective, goodish, upright, salutary, in force(p), skilful, practiced, dependable, estimable, tidy, expert, secure, right, sizeable, healthy, proficient, full, sizable, honest, respectable, undecomposed, unspoilt, ethical, ripe, just, hefty, goodly, safe, adept, honourable, well(p), computable, near
English Synonyms and Antonyms
One who is honest in the ordinary sense acts or is always disposed to act with careful regard for the rights of others, especially in matters of business or property; one who is honorable scrupulously observes the dictates of a personal honor that is higher than any demands of mercantile law or public opinion, and will do nothing unworthy of his own inherent nobility of soul. The honest man does not steal, cheat, or defraud; the honorable man will not take an unfair advantage that would be allowed him, or will make a sacrifice which no one could require of him, when his own sense of right demands it. One who is honest in the highest and fullest sense is scrupulously careful to adhere to all known truth and right even in thought. In this sense honest differs from honorable as having regard rather to absolute truth and right than to even the highest personal honor. Compare CANDID; JUSTICE.
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How to use honorable in a sentence?
A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality.
It is upholding the highest level of what the Army says is honorable service. the story of his valor and sacrifice at the center of the Union battle line ... is a very inspiring story to a lot of people who study Gettysburg.
I looked on child rearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best that I could bring to it.
...each of us has to find out for himself what is permitted and what is forbidden - forbidden for him. It is possible for one never to transgress a single law and still be a bastard. And vice versa. Actually it's only a question of convenience. Those who are too lazy and comfortable to think for themselves and be their own judges obey the laws. Others sense their own laws within them things are forbidden to them that every honorable man will do any day in the year and other things are allowed to them that are generally despised. Each person must stand on his own feet.
Tom Brady is a very good friend of mine, he's a great guy, for those of you who don't know him. He's an honorable guy and an honest guy and a truly great athlete. He is really a very good friend of mine and I just spoke to him a little while ago, he's so thrilled and so happy.
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- honorableCatalan, Valencian
- ehrbar, EhrenhaftGerman
- εντιμότατος, αξιότιμοςGreek
- kunnianarvoisa, kunnioitettava, kunniallinenFinnish
- becsületes, tiszteletreméltóHungarian
- onorabile, onorevoleItalian
- honorabile, honestaLatin
- honorável, honrosoPortuguese
- благородный, почтенный, почётный, уважаемыйRussian
- hedervärd, hedrandeSwedish
- Danh dựVietnamese
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