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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

No evil is honorable: but death is honorable; therefore death is not evil.
Citium Zeno

To me, baseball is as honorable as any other business. It is the most honest pastime in the world. It has to be, or it could not last a season out. Crookedness and baseball do not mix. It has become immeasurably more popular as the years have gone by. It will be greater yet. This year, 1919, is the greatest season of them all.
Charles Comiskey

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

One of the common failings among honorable people is a failure to appreciate how thoroughly dishonorable some other people can be, and how dangerous it is to trust them.
Thomas Sowell
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Honorable Translations

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