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Definition of Honorable

Honorable

  1. Worthy of honor; fit to be esteemed or regarded; estimable; illustrious.
  2. High-minded; actuated by principles of honor, or a scrupulous regard to probity, rectitude, or reputation.
  3. Proceeding from an upright and laudable cause, or directed to a just and proper end; not base; irreproachable; fair; as, an honorable motive.
  4. Conferring honor, or produced by noble deeds.
  5. Worthy of respect; regarded with esteem; to be commended; consistent with honor or rectitude.
  6. Performed or accompanied with marks of honor, or with testimonies of esteem; an honorable burial.
  7. Of reputable association or use; respectable.
  8. An epithet of respect or distinction; as, the honorable Senate; the honorable gentleman.

Honorable Quotations

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
George Bernard Shaw

A healthy democracy requires a decent society; it requires that we are honorable, generous, tolerant and respectful.
Charles W. Pickering

I had a simple goal in life: to be true to my parents and our country as an honorable son, a caring brother, and a good citizen.
Benigno Aquino III

I'm an optimist in the sense that I believe humans are noble and honorable, and some of them are really smart. I have a very optimistic view of individuals.
Steve Jobs

If those committed to the quest fail, they will be forgiven. When lost, they will find another way. The moral imperative of humanism is the endeavor alone, whether successful or not, provided the effort is honorable and failure memorable.
E. O. Wilson
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Honorable Translations

honorable in German is ehrenwert
honorable in Latin is honestus, ingenuus
honorable in Spanish is honorable