Synonyms of honour in English:

honour


See definition of honour

noun

1‘the general's record shows that he was a man of honour’

SYNONYMS
integrity, honourableness, honesty, uprightness, ethics, morals, morality, principle, principles, high principles, righteousness, rectitude, nobility, high-mindedness, right-mindedness, noble-mindedness
virtue, goodness, decency, probity, scrupulousness, worthiness, worth, fairness, justness, justice, truthfulness, trustworthiness, reliability, dependability, faithfulness, fidelity
ANTONYMS

dishonour

2‘he earned the honour of having the archive named after him’

SYNONYMS
distinction, privilege, glory, tribute, kudos, cachet, prestige, fame, renown, merit, credit, importance, illustriousness, notability
respect, esteem, approbation
ANTONYMS

disgrace

3‘our national honour is at stake’

SYNONYMS
reputation, good name, name, character, repute, prestige, image, kudos, cachet, standing, stature, status
Indian izzat

4‘he was welcomed with honour by the king’

SYNONYMS
acclaim, acclamation, commendation, applause, accolades, tributes, compliments, congratulations, salutes, plaudits, bouquets, paeans, homage, praise, glory, eulogy, adoration, reverence, veneration, adulation, exaltation, glorification
rare extolment, laudation, eulogium
ANTONYMS

contempt

5‘Mrs Young had the honour of being received by the Queen’

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privilege, pleasure, pride, satisfaction, joy, compliment, favour, source of pleasure, source of pride
ANTONYMS

shame

6‘the highest military honours’

SYNONYMS
accolade, award, reward, prize, decoration, distinction, order, title, medal, ribbon, star, laurel, laurel wreath, bay, palm
informal fruit salad
British informal gong

7‘she died defending her honour’

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chastity, virginity, virtue, maidenhood, maidenhead, purity, innocence, modesty
informal cherry
immaculateness

verb

1‘we should love and honour our parents’

SYNONYMS
hold in great respect, hold in high esteem, have a high regard for, esteem, respect, admire, defer to, look up to, think highly of
appreciate, value, prize, cherish
reverence, revere, venerate, worship
informal put on a pedestal
ANTONYMS

dishonour

2‘talented writers were honoured at a special ceremony’

SYNONYMS
applaud, acclaim, praise, salute, recognize, celebrate, commemorate, commend, glorify, hail, lionize, exalt, fete, eulogize, give credit to, pay homage to, pay tribute to, show appreciation of, give accolades to, sing the praises of, sing paeans to
archaic magnify
rare laud, panegyrize, emblazon
ANTONYMS

disgrace, criticize

3‘make sure the franchisees honour the terms of the contract’

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fulfil, observe, keep, discharge, implement, perform, execute, effect, obey, heed, follow, carry out, carry through, keep to, abide by, adhere to, comply with, conform to, act in accordance with, be true to, be faithful to, live up to
rare effectuate
ANTONYMS

disobey

4‘the bank informed him that the cheque would not be honoured’

SYNONYMS
cash, accept, take, clear, pass, encash, convert into cash, convert into money
ANTONYMS

bounce