Synonyms for honorableˈɒn ər ə bəl
not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent
worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect
ethical, honorable, honourable(adj)
adhering to ethical and moral principles
estimable, good, honorable, respectable(adj)
deserving of esteem and respect
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, honorable, honourable, well(p), computable, near
honorable(adjective)Worthy of respect; respectable.
English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald
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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