honorific honorific  /ˌɑ nə ˈrɪ fɪk/


  1. (n) an expression of respect
  2. (adj) conferring or showing honor or respect


  1. Instead, his honorific came from the people he governed.
  2. Instructed Count Giuseppe della Torre, director of the Vatican daily L'Osservatore Romano, to eliminate honorific phrases about the Pope, e.
  3. Sugar, already a business adviser to the government, will trade in his existing honorific of Sir for the loftier title of Lord and become the government's enterprise czar.



  1. "Much about the David Cohen Prize makes it highly honorific," Heaney, 69, said in a statement. "First of all there's the list of the previous winners, a roll call of the best; there's the fact that you don't enter for it but are chosen from...
    on Mar 18, 2009 By: Seamus Heaney Source: Reuters UK

  2. Veblen explains: "Since the consumption of these more excellent goods is an evidence of wealth, it becomes honorific; and conversely, the failure to consume in due quantity and quality becomes a mark of inferiority and demerit".
    on Nov 16, 2009 By: Thorstein Veblen Source: News24

  3. "The charter reiterates the premiere status of UP by making it the National University," Angara wrote. "But the characterization of NU is more than the honorific title. In terms of preferences among the hierarchy of state universities and...
    on Jun 17, 2008 By: Edgardo Angara Source: ABS CBN News

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