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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhonourablehon·our·a·ble British English, honorable American English /ˈɒnərəbəl $ ˈɑːn-/ ●○○ adjective  1 ADMIREan honourable action or activity deserves respect and admiration My father didn’t think acting was an honorable profession.2 GOOD/MORALbehaving in a way that is morally correct and shows you have high moral standards a principled and honourable man3 FAIRan honourable arrangement or agreement is fair to everyone who is involved in ithonourably adverb
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honourableThe broader tradition is a typically nationalist one, seeing national liberation through war as honourable and singularly justified.Kasparov has won, but Karpov went down with all guns blazing to an honourable defeat.Alex Stewart is the honourable exception.It would not be honourable for me, as a solicitor, to reveal my client's business to anyone.He is widely accepted as a decent and honourable man.A son who accepted his responsibilities and was only concerned to do good was an honourable son.He might think it the honourable thing to do.
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HonourableHonourable British English, Honorable American English adjective  1 SSNAME OF A THING (written abbreviation Hon.) used in Britain in the titles of children whose father is a lord and in the titles of judges and Members of Parliament2 (written abbreviation Hon.) used in the US when writing to or about a judge or important person in the government3 the Honourable Gentleman/the Honourable Lady/my Honourable Friend/the Honourable Member Right Honourable
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HonourableThere was a stubbornness in him which would not let this Honourable Colonel in; and he failed to understand it.In fact his so-called Honourable Friends.In the budget debate on 15 September, he addressed Dalton: The Honourable member concluded his speech with a challenge.