honorable

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From Middle English honourable, from Old French honorable, honurable, from Latin honōrābilis, from honōrō (I honour); cognate with Italian onorabile, Spanish honorable. Surface analysis is honor +‎ -able.

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  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: ŏnʹərəbl, ŏnʹrəbl, IPA(key): /ˈɒnəɹəbl̩/, /ˈɒnɹəbl̩/
  • (General American) enPR: ŏnʹərəbl, ŏnʹrəbl, IPA(key): /ˈɑnəɹəbl̩/, /ˈɑnɹəbl̩/
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  • Hyphenation: hon‧or‧able, honor‧able

AdjectiveEdit

honorable (comparative more honorable, superlative most honorable) (American spelling)

  1. Worthy of respect; respectable.
  2. (politics) A courtesy title, given in Britain and the Commonwealth to a cabinet minister, minister of state, or senator, and in the United States to the president, vice president, congresspeople, state governors and legislators, and mayors.

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin honōrābilis.

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honorable (masculine and feminine plural honorables)

  1. honorable

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FrenchEdit

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From Old French [Term?], borrowed from Latin honōrābilis.

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honorable (plural honorables)

  1. honorable

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GalicianEdit

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From Latin honōrābilis.

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honorable m or f (plural honorables)

  1. honorable

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin honōrābilis. Equivalent to honor +‎ -able.

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  • IPA(key): /onoˈɾable/, [o.noˈɾa.β̞le]
  • Rhymes: -able

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honorable (plural honorables)

  1. honorable
    Synonym: honesto

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