Definition of Honorific

1. Noun. An expression of respect. "The Japanese use many honorifics"

Generic synonyms: Expression, Formulation



2. Adjective. Conferring or showing honor or respect. "Honorific social status commonly attaches to membership in a recognized profession"
Similar to: Respectful

Definition of Honorific

1. a. Conferring honor; tending to honor.

Definition of Honorific

1. Noun. A title. (''i.e., Mister, Misses, Doctor, Professor'') ¹

2. Noun. A term of respect; respectful language. ¹

3. Adjective. Showing or conferring honour and respect. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Honorific

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Honorific

honoraries
honorarily
honorarium
honorariums
honorary
honorary degree
honorary officer
honorary society
honorary trust
honorary trusts
honored
honoree
honorees
honorer
honorers
honorific (current term)
honorificabilitudinitatibus
honorificabilitudinities
honorificabilitudinity
honorifical
honorifically
honorifics
honoring
honorless
honorous
honors
honostyled
honour
honour'd
honour killing

Literary usage of Honorific

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"Subject honorific, object honorific. Forms in which the object is ... Finally, in the first person the non-honorific and honorific forms depending on the ..."

2. A Comparative Grammar of the Dravidian Or South-Indian Family of Languages by Robert Caldwell (1875)
"honorific Demonstrative Pronouns.—I have deferred till now the consideration of a peculiar class of honorific demonstratives, which are found only in Telugu ..."

3. A Grammar of the Japanese Spoken Language by William George Aston (1888)
"It may be taken that the honorific forms are chiefly appropriated to verbs, ... It will be seen below that there is a considerable variety of honorific and ..."

4. A Comparative Grammar of the Dravidian Or South-Indian Family of Languages by Robert Caldwell (1875)
"In all the Dravidian dialects the plural is used as an honorific singular when the highest degree of respect is meant to be expressed ; but when a somewhat ..."

5. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"(1) To inscriptions in the narrower sense belong honorific inscriptions and a large class of eulogies tenu?" °^ Damasus. Partly to this class and partly to ..."

6. A Dissertation on the Proper Names of Panjâbîs: With Special Reference to by Richard Carnac Temple (1883)
"As a matter of fact these honorific class names are common all over India, and much more extended than one would at first suppose. Often, too, on enquiry it ..."

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